Flood Alert Info - River Tone catchment

Area Description

River Tone from Clatworthy Reservoir to Currymoor, the Hillfarrance Brook, the Halsewater Stream and other tributaries in the River Tone catchment.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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 11 Apr 2018 16:00
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
The rainfall has generally passed out of the area. Further showers, heavy at times, are possible overnight on Thursday and into Friday morning. The river level on the River Tone at Bishops Hull peaked around 13:00 and will fall below the Flood Alert this Wednesday afternoon. The river levels on the River Tone at Greenham, River Tone at Taunton, Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton and Halsewater Stream at Halsewater have all fallen below levels of concern.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 07:36
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
The rainfall will generally pass out of the area from around 9am this morning with minimal further rain over the rest of Wednesday, 11 April 2018. The river level on the Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton has reached the Flood Alert criteria and is continuing to rise. River levels on the River Tone at Greenham, River Tone at Bishops Hull, River Tone at Taunton and Halsewater Stream at Halsewater remain low but are now rising.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 12:29
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
Monday 02/04/2018 will be largely dry however showers are forecast this evening and overnight into Tuesday morning. River levels on the River Tone at Greenham, River Tone at Bishops Hull, River Tone at Taunton, Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton and Halsewater Stream at Halsewater are falling but remain high.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 13:58
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
Heavy, persistent and widespread rainfall is forecast from 4:00 pm on 01/04/2018, overnight and into Monday 02/04/2018. River levels on the River Tone at Greenham, River Tone at Bishops Hull, River Tone at Taunton, Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton and Halsewater Stream at Halsewater are stable, but are expected to rise later this evening in response to the forecast rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 21:42
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
The heavy and persistent rain seen earlier today has now generally passed out of the area. Light rain is forecast overnight. River levels on the River Tone at Bishops Hull and the Halsewater Stream at Halsewater are currently rising. The level of the River Tone at Taunton is stable at present. The River Tone at Greenham and the Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton are both falling.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 14:58
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
Showery rainfall, heavy at times will affect the local area throughout this evening, Wednesday 14/03/2018 and into the early hours of tomorrow morning. With the upper Tone catchment already saturated this next spell of rainfall will cause all streams to react. This flood alert is being issued from the Bradford on Tone gauge on the River Tone where peak levels are forecast around 03:00 am tomorrow morning. High river levels and bankfull conditions may be experienced across all north facing Exmoor rivers where flooding may affect low lying land and roads.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 18:04
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
River levels on the River Tone at Bishops Hull are rising above flood alert threshold. This is due to light rainfall this afternoon combined with snow melt. River levels on the River Tone at Greenham, River Tone at Taunton, Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton and Halsewater Stream at Halsewater are steadily rising but not expected to reach flood alert criteria. We will continue to monitor the situation and update as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 19:14
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
River levels on the River Tone at Greenham, River Tone at Bishops Hull, River Tone at Taunton, Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton and Halsewater Stream at Halsewater* High river levels and bankfull conditions are expected. River levels are rising as a result of snow melt and current rainfall. The rain is forecast to pass through quickly this evening. The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels


Flood Alert issued on 30 Dec 2017 20:53
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
Heavy rain, at least 10 to 15 mm, is forecast overnight into Sunday. River levels are rising in response on the River Tone at Greenham, River Tone at Bishops Hull, River Tone at Taunton, Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton and Halsewater Stream at Halsewater. And further bands of rain are expected into the new year. We shall update this message on Sunday morning or when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 11:18
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
A further band of rainfall is forecast to pass through the local area during this afternoon, Tuesday 26/12/2017 and persist through to the late evening or early hours of tomorrow Wednesday 27/12/2017. This rainfall though less heavy than yesterday will maintain the rivers at elevated levels and could result in some further flooding to low lying land and roads. This message will be updated at 10:00 on Wednesday 27/12/2017 unless the forecast situation deteriorates further.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 19:59
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
The heavy rainfall during the late afternoon today 25/12/2017, is forecast to continue through to mid-evening. The River Tone catchment is saturated and all river levels are beginning to respond to today’s rainfall. Although the rainfall is due to pass out of the area around 20:00 this evening, river levels on the River Tone at Greenham and Bishops Hull and the Hillfarrance Brook at Milverton are forecast to reach Flood Alert level around this same time and some flooding to low lying land and fields may be expected.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Dec 2017 22:45
Hillfarrance Brook, Halsewater Stream, River Tone
Although the rainfall has generally passed out of the area the level on the Rive Tone at Bishops Hull has reached the Flood Alert level and is forecast to peak in the early hours of Monday morning 11/12/2017. High river levels and bankfull conditions can be expected throughout the catchment.