Flood Alert Info - River Mersey Uplands catchment including Hyde, Ashton-under-Lyne, Denton, Stalybridge and Glossop

Area Description

The Mersey Uplands catchment includes Rivers Goyt, Tame, Sett and Etherow and their tributaries. Other locations which may be affected are around Mossley, New Mills, Hazel Grove, Marple, Romiley and Hyde.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 22:49
River Mersey
River levels in the Upper Mersey catchment continue to fall. Further showers are forecast throughout Sunday 17th March. We will continue to monitor the forecast and issue updates if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up-to-date with the current situation.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2019 11:35
River Mersey
River levels are rising at the Woolley Bridge Gates river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Goyt, Tame, Sett and Etherow and their tributaries. Persistent rainfall is forecast throughout Saturday 16th March 2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2019 15:54
River Mersey
River levels are rising at the Woolley Bridge Gates river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads around the Rivers Goyt, Tame, Sett and Etherow and their tributaries. Heavy rainfall is forecast between 1am and 7pm on Saturday 16th March 2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further updates if necessary. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Oct 2017 17:18
River Mersey
Heavy rainfall is forecast in the Mersey Uplands area from late afternoon today (Wednesday 4th October) until tomorrow morning (Thursday the 5th October). Current forecasts suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from the early hours on the 5th October. We expect the river to remain high throughout the evening through to tomorrow morning though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location.