Flood Warning Info - River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow

Area Description

Properties adjacent to the River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow, including the Swan Hotel, Boat Houses, Mill Farm, The Whitewater Hotel, Water Close, Lakeland Village, Coach House and Levens Dale.
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 31 Oct 2021 13:10
River Levens
River levels remain high following prolonged rainfall, although they are now beginning to fall slowly. Further showers are expected today, Sunday 31/10/2021, and overnight into Monday, 01/11/2021. Flooding is expected at properties adjacent to the River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow, including the Swan Hotel, Boat Houses, Mill Farm, The Whitewater Hotel, Water Close, Lakeland Village, Coach House and Levens Dale. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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, 01/11/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Oct 2021 19:08
River Levens
River levels remain high following prolonged rainfall. Although the levels are slowly falling, further rainfall expected tomorrow morning, Sunday 31/10/2021, will keep levels high. Flooding is expected at properties adjacent to the River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow, including the Swan Hotel, Boat Houses, Mill Farm, The Whitewater Hotel, Water Close, Lakeland Village, Coach House and Levens Dale. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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, 31/10/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Oct 2021 10:18
River Levens
River levels remain high following prolonged rainfall. Further rain and showers are forecast today, Saturday 30/10/21, and tomorrow, so river levels will be slow to fall. Flooding is expected at properties adjacent to the River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow, including the Swan Hotel, Boat Houses, Mill Farm, The Whitewater Hotel, Water Close, Lakeland Village, Coach House and Levens Dale. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 later today 30/10/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Oct 2021 19:02
River Levens
River levels remain high following prolonged rainfall. Further rain is forecast for this evening and overnight 29/10/21. Flooding is expected at properties adjacent to the River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow, including the Swan Hotel, Boat Houses, Mill Farm, The Whitewater Hotel, Water Close, Lakeland Village, Coach House and Levens Dale. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 morning 30/10/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Oct 2021 07:04
River Levens
River levels remain high following prolonged rainfall and some further rain is forecast for today, Friday 29/10/21.Flooding is expected at properties adjacent to the River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow, including the Swan Hotel, Boat Houses, Mill Farm, The Whitewater Hotel, Water Close, Lakeland Village, Coach House and Levens Dale. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 this afternoon by 16:00 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Oct 2021 21:09
River Levens
Whilst rainfall has eased, river levels are high and forecast to continue rising slowly on the River Leven due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected at properties adjacent to the River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow, including the Swan Hotel, Boat Houses, Mill Farm, The Whitewater Hotel, Water Close, Lakeland Village, Coach House and Levens Dale. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. 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 11:55
River Levens
River levels are high and forecast to rise further on the River Leven due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected at properties adjacent to the River Leven at Newby Bridge and Backbarrow, including the Swan Hotel, Boat Houses, Mill Farm, The Whitewater Hotel, Water Close, Lakeland Village, Coach House and Levens Dale from 02:00 PM on 28/10/2021. Further heavy rainfall is forecast to continue until around 2:00 PM today 28/10/2021, this will be followed by more intermittent showers over the next few days. We will continue to monitor levels closely. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one. This message will be updated by 08:00 PM on 28/10/2021, or as the situation changes.