Flood Warning Info - River Cocker at Southwaite Bridge

Area Description

Properties adjacent to the River Cocker at Southwaite Bridge, including Southwaite Mill.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 29 Oct 2021 07:08
River Cocker
Whilst river levels have peaked and rainfall has eased, river levels on the River Cocker remain high due to recent persistent rainfall. River levels have been falling overnight but are forecast to rise again towards a second, lower, peak around 3:00 PM this afternoon 29/10/2021. High river levels will continue to affect locations near the River Cocker, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around farms and property adjacent the River Cocker in the Lorton Valley, Southwaite Bridge and Southwaite Mill. Avoid using low lying roads and footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses, do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. We will continue to monitor the forecast and update this message by 4:00 PM this today 29/10/2021.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Oct 2021 20:56
River Cocker
Whilst river levels have peaked and rainfall has eased, river levels on the River Cocker remain high due to recent persistent rainfall. High river levels will continue to affect locations near the River Cocker, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around farms and property adjacent the River Cocker in the Lorton Valley, Southwaite Bridge and Southwaite Mill. Avoid using low lying roads and footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses, do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. We will continue to monitor the forecast and update this message tomorrow 29/10/2021.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Oct 2021 08:03
River Cocker
River levels remain high on the River Cocker due to recent persistent rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Cocker, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around farms and property adjacent the River Cocker in the Lorton Valley, Southwaite Bridge and Southwaite Mill. Flooding is expected from 11:30 PM on 27/10/2021. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few days. River levels are very high but no longer rising at the Southwaite Bridge gauge. River levels are forecast to fall slowly but likely to remain above the flood warning level throughout today (28/10/2021). We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 16:00 on the 28/10/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Oct 2021 23:34
River Cocker
River levels are rising on the River Cocker due to rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Cocker, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around farms and property adjacent the River Cocker in the Lorton Valley, Southwaite Bridge and Southwaite Mill. Flooding is expected from 11:30 PM on 27/10/2021. Further rainfall is forecast overnight. River levels are rising steadily at the Southwaite Bridge gauge and are forecast to peak at around 03:30 am on 28/10/2021. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 08:00 AM on 28/10/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Oct 2017 22:53
River Cocker
The heavy rainfall has passed over Cumbria. River levels are now falling and are expected to fall below the flood warning level at 03:00 on Thursday 12 October 2017. The Environment Agency are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message should the situation change.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Oct 2017 14:10
River Cocker
Heavy rain is currently falling in the West Lake catchment and river levels will continue to rise over the next few hours. The main area of concern are properties and low lying areas around Southwaite Bridge. We are expecting the river to go through the flood warning threshold of 2.0 metres and peak at around 18:30 on Wednesday 11 October at a level of 2.2 metres. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing around this area. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated in due course.