Flood Warning Info - River Eden at Appleby, The Sands, Cricket ground, King George's Field

Area Description

Properties to the east and west of The Sands, the Cricket Ground north of Bridge Street and King George's Field to the west of Chapel Street.
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.

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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


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 13:21
River Eden
River levels have peaked and will remain high but steady at the Appleby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Further showers are expected today, 16/02/2020, but no further impact is forecast at this time. We are closely monitoring the situation and all flood defences in Appleby remain closed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 04:30
River Eden
River levels have risen at the Appleby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, low lying roads and farmland is possible into Sunday 16/02/20. Residential and commercial properties on The Sands at Appleby, The Bowling and Cricket Clubs, sports and leisure facilities in the King Georges Field area and Holme Farm are at risk. The River Eden level is currently peaking at Appleby and for a short time will fall. However another band of rain will cause the level to rise, peaking at around 11am on Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation and we have closed all flood defences in Appleby. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 01:32
River Eden
River levels have risen at the Appleby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, low lying roads and farmland is possible into Sunday 16/02/20. Residential and commercial properties on The Sands at Appleby, The Bowling and Cricket Clubs, sports and leisure facilities in the King Georges Field area and Holme Farm are at risk. The River Eden level is currently peaking at Appleby and for a short time will fall. However another band of rain will cause the level to rise and it is expected to meet the flood warning level again at around 10am on Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation and we have closed all flood defences in Appleby. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 20:14
River Eden
River levels have risen at the Appleby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, low lying roads and farmland is expected around Midnight tonight 15/02/20. Residential and commercial properties on The Sands at Appleby, The Bowling and Cricket Clubs, sports and leisure facilities in the King Georges Field area and Holme Farm are at risk. The river level is expecting to reach the Flood Warning threshold around midnight tonight and is currently expected to just get onto The Sands. The river will peak around midnight when it will start to recede. Due to some further rain forecast overnight the river will again rise to a similar level before receding at 10:00 hours tomorrow morning. We are closely monitoring the situation and we have closed all flood defences in Appleby. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 17:02
River Eden
River levels have peaked at the Appleby river gauge and are starting to fall. We are expecting the river to return to normal levels by approximately 20:00 on 9th February 2020. Areas that remain affected are residential and commercial properties on The Sands at Appleby, the Bowling and Cricket Clubs, sports and leisure facilities in the King Georges Field area and Holme Farm. Further showers are forecast throughout the night but we are not expecting this to cause any further issues. Our incident response staff are in the area and carrying out operational activities. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 16:45
River Eden
River levels have peaked at the Appleby river gauge and are starting to fall. We are expecting the river to return to normal levels by approximately 19:15 on 9th February 2020. Areas that remain affected are residential and commercial properties on The Sands at Appleby, the Bowling and Cricket Clubs, sports and leisure facilities in the King Georges Field area and Holme Farm. Further showers are forecast throughout the night but we are not expecting this to cause any further issues. Our incident response staff are in the area and carrying out operational activities. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 08:56
River Eden
River levels have risen at the Appleby river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Areas affected will be residential and commercial properties on The Sands at Appleby, the Bowling and Cricket Clubs, sports and leisure facilities in the King Georges Field area and Holme Farm. Further rainfall is forecast until lunch time today, 09/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Nov 2017 08:01
River Eden
Thursday 23 November is expected to be drier than Wednesday although some showers are still expected. River levels remain high, but have started to fall. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message in due course or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Nov 2017 00:40
River Eden
Further rain is expected into the morning of Thursday 23 November. The River Eden will continue to remain high throughout the night in Appleby and the Flood Gates remain closed. The levels are now falling at Kirkby Stephen higher in the Eden catchment. The Environment Agency continues to monitor the situation and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Nov 2017 19:55
River Eden
River levels have risen in response to the heavy and persistent rain experienced across the County. The River Eden is forecast to reach the flood warning threshold at 22:30 hours and there is a risk of some flooding to properties on the Sands. We will continue to receive showers with some heavy pulses during this evening until approximately 4 am tomorrow morning. Staff have been on the ground closing flood gates in Appleby. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message when the situation changes.