Flood Alert Info - Bottle Brook in Derbyshire

Area Description

Bottle Brook and tributaries from Denby to the River Derwent at Little Eaton.
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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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 14:11
Bottle Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is imminent. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to begin falling later this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 28/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Feb 2020 08:16
Bottle Brook
River levels are rising at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from this morning, 24/02/20. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 24/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 07:59
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected this morning, 23/02/20. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, 23/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 19:24
Bottle Brook
River levels are high but are beginning to fall at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. The heaviest of the rain has fallen, however further light rainfall is forecast for the next 48 hours. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses and communities. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 07:49
Bottle Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. The heaviest of the rain has fallen, but further showers are forecast throughout the today, Sunday 16/02/2020. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today and tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses and communities. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 16:34
Bottle Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin early this evening, 15/02/2020. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. The heaviest of the rain is expected to fall between 21:00 this evening, 15/02/2020, and 06:00 tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses and communities. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 09:41
Bottle Brook
River levels are steady but expected to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Heavy rainfall is forecast throughout Sunday 09/02/2020. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this morning, 09/02/2020. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this afternoon, 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 17:47
Bottle Brook
River levels are expected to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Heavy rainfall is forecast overnight Saturday 08/02/20 into, and throughout Sunday 09/02/20. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible to begin tomorrow morning, 09/02/2020. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 15:41
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 16:18
Bottle Brook
This is a pre-emptive flood alert. River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge in response to forecast rainfall this evening into tomorrow morning, 20/12/19. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. Check the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 20/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 09:34
Bottle Brook
This is a pre-emptive flood alert. River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall today and tomorrow. Consequently, flooding is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours which may cause river levels to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. Check the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this evening, 19/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 16:03
Bottle Brook
This is a pre-emptive flood alert. River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall this evening and overnight. Consequently, flooding is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours which may cause river levels to rise. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses. Check the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 19/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 22:05
Bottle Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further showery rain is forecast over the next 12 hours. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 13/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Dec 2019 15:16
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible to begin this afternoon 12/12/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to continue to rise this evening, 12/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, 12/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 23:40
Bottle Brook
River levels are falling at the Smithy Houses river gauge. However, flooding of low-lying land and roads is still possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further light rainfall with isolated heavy showers are forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to continue to fall overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 14:10
Bottle Brook
River levels are rising at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low-lying land and roads is imminent. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further persistent heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today, 14/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 14/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 17:34
Bottle Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 12/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 09:50
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is imminent. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, 11/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 19:54
Bottle Brook
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow, 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 08/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 06:40
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmlands is possible now onwards. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. The rainfall is forecast to continue into this afternoon. Levels are expected to remain high into this evening (07/11/19). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Nov 2019 00:32
Bottle Brook
River levels have are currently low at the Smithy Houses river gauge. However, flooding of roads and farmland is possible as further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 3/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 12:46
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin from 13:00 today, 02/11/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, 2/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 11:12
Bottle Brook
River levels are rising at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin this morning, 26/10/2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Rainfall is forecast to continue until this afternoon. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the day. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon, 26/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2019 20:55
Bottle Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening and tomorrow morning, 06/10/2019. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further heavy rainfall is forecasted this evening and early hour’s tomorrow morning, 06/10/2019. We expect river levels to begin rising late this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 06/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Oct 2019 13:35
Bottle Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible in the early hours of Sunday morning 06/10/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 05/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 20:07
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening and tomorrow. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow 01/10/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 01/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 16:38
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin between 17:00 and 18:00 today, 29/09/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Rainfall is expected to clear overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 30/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Sep 2019 16:31
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river


Flood Alert issued on 24 Sep 2019 08:19
Bottle Brook
Small, flashier rivers and streams may respond to


Flood Alert issued on 22 Sep 2019 10:57
Bottle Brook
Small, flashier rivers and streams may respond to heavy rainfall as a result of localised thunderstorms passing through the area. This message has been issued pre-emptively ahead of localised thunderstorms early this afternoon until this evening. Given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms, there is low confidence in the locations and impacts of rainfall at this point. Areas most at risk are low lying agricultural land, roads and footpaths close to small rivers and streams. Water levels could rise rapidly and potentially generate deep fast flows. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 8pm Sunday.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Sep 2019 18:08
Bottle Brook
Small, flashier rivers and streams may respond to heavy rainfall as a result of localised thunderstorms passing through the area. This message has been issued pre-emptively ahead of localised thunderstorms in early hours of Sunday. Given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms, there is low confidence in the locations and impacts of rainfall at this point. Areas most at risk are low lying agricultural land, roads and footpaths close to small rivers and streams. Water levels could rise rapidly and potentially generate deep, fast flows. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by 12 noon Sunday.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Aug 2019 21:15
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is possible this evening Friday (16/08/19) Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We do not forecast the situation to deteriorate any further. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/08/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Aug 2019 00:55
Bottle Brook
River levels are now falling at the Smithy Houses river gauge, though standing water and debris may still remain. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further light rainfall is forecast overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in the morning, 01/08/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 17:01
Bottle Brook
River levels are high at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding remains this afternoon 31/07/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated later this evening, 31/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 09:30
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur today 31/07/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated later this evening, 31/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jul 2019 02:23
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur this morning 31/07/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated later this morning, 31/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2019 18:25
Bottle Brook
This message has been issued pre-emptively in response to thunderstorms forecast in the East Midlands tonight 30th July through until Wednesday 31st July. Given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms, there is low confidence in the locations and impacts of rainfall at this point. Areas most at risk are low lying agricultural land, roads and footpaths close to small rivers and streams. Water levels could rise rapidly and potentially generate deep, fast flows. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 31/07/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 15:15
Bottle Brook
River levels are high but steady at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall, however further rainfall is forecast. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin from the evening of the 28/7/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 28/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 07:56
Bottle Brook
"River levels are rising at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expectedto begin from 8am today 28/7/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated "


Flood Alert issued on 25 Jun 2019 07:59
Bottle Brook
Small, flashier rivers and streams may respond to widespread heavy frontal rainfall and localised thunderstorms passing through the area. This message has been issued pre-emptively ahead of localised thunderstorms which are due to clear the area by early afternoon today (Tuesday 25th June). Given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms, there is low confidence in the locations and impacts of rainfall at this point. Areas most at risk are low lying agricultural land, roads and footpaths close to small rivers and streams. Water levels could rise rapidly and potentially generate deep, fast flows. Thunderstorms are forecast over the remainder of the morning, with low confidence over exact timing and locations. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jun 2019 17:03
Bottle Brook
Small, flashier rivers and streams may respond to widespread heavy frontal rainfall and localised thunderstorms passing through the area. This message has been issued pre-emptively ahead of localised thunderstorms (Monday 24th July) overnight and into tomorrow. Given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms, there is low confidence in the locations and impacts of rainfall at this point. Areas most at risk are low lying agricultural land, roads and footpaths close to small rivers and streams. Water levels could rise rapidly and potentially generate deep, fast flows. Thunderstorms are forecast over the next 24 hours, with low confidence over exact timing and locations. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jun 2019 09:15
Bottle Brook
This message has been issued pre-emptively as heavy rain showers and thunderstorms are forecast across the East Midlands today (Monday 24th June), overnight and into tomorrow, but there is low confidence in specific locations affected given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms. Localised significant flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible but not expected from today onwards. Avoid using low-lying footpaths near watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring the situation closely and please remain aware in case further warnings are issued. Further information is available on the GOV.UK website. This message will be updated this evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jun 2019 19:04
Bottle Brook
This message has been issued pre-emptively as heavy rain showers and thunderstorms are forecast across the East Midlands later tonight (Sunday 23rd June) and into tomorrow, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms. Localised significant flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible but not expected from tonight onwards. Avoid using low-lying footpaths near watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses and have been out clearing weed screens. Further information is available on the GOV.UK website. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (Monday 24th June) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jun 2019 15:13
Bottle Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall and localised thunderstorms. Consequently, flooding could occur between 17:00 today, 07/06/19, and tomorrow morning, 08/06/19, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of thunderstorms. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. A band of heavy rain, followed by thunderstorms, is expected this evening, 07/06/19, and into tomorrow morning, 08/06/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have patrolled watercourses in the area and cleared weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 08/06/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 16:42
Bottle Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Smithy Houses river gauge overnight as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible to begin overnight, Thursday 14/03/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning Friday, 15/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2019 08:55
Bottle Brook
River levels are rising at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin between 09:00 and 10:00 today, 14/03/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon 14/03/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2019 11:21
Bottle Brook
River levels have risen at the Smithy Houses river gauge as a result of persistent and heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is possible this afternoon, Sunday 10 March. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing debris from weed screens and patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2018 16:14
Bottle Brook
Thunderstorms are forecast in the East Midlands today (27th July). Levels on the Bottle Brook may rise in response to heavy, localised rainfall. As a result, flooding of low lying land is possible at the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We urge residents to avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message tomorrow morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2018 08:59
Bottle Brook
Thunderstorms are forecast in the East Midlands today (27th July). Levels on the Bottle Brook may rise in response to heavy, localised rainfall. As a result, flooding of low lying land is possible at the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We urge residents to avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message this afternoon or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jul 2018 16:01
Bottle Brook
Thunderstorms are forecast in the East Midlands today (26th July) through untill Saturday (28th July), which could cause river levels to rise resulting in localised flooding. Levels on the Bottle Brook may rise in response to heavy rainfall, As a result flooding of the low lying land is possible at the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. River levels may rise from this afternoon onwards. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message on Friday or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:58
Bottle Brook
Levels are high but falling in the Bottle Brook due to recent heavy rainfall. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas is possible. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Tuesday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 09:56
Bottle Brook
Levels on the Bottle Brook are rising in response to persistent rainfall, which will continue throughout today, Monday 2 April. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmland in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas is possible starting this morning. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 20:13
Bottle Brook
Levels are high on the Bottle Brook due to heavy rainfall over the last 12 hours. Flooding will continue throughout the remainder of Monday 12th March and into Tuesday 13th March and will affect low lying agricultural land and roads around the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, farmland in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 12:02
Bottle Brook
Levels on the Bottle Brook are rising in response to heavy rainfall, which will continue throughout today. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, farmland in the Kilburn and Little Eaton areas is possible. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Monday evening or as the situation changes.