Flood Warning Info - River Yeo from Collard Bridge to The Old Water Mill at Barnstaple

Area Description

Snapper to Barnstaple, including the Fish Farm, Underwood Meadows and The Old Water Mill.
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 4 Oct 2020 17:26
River Yeo
Flooding is expected on Sunday afternoon and evening. Heavy rain falling in the North Devon area will continue throughout Sunday. This is causing the River Yeo to rise and the river is forecast to continue rising through the day. Properties and low lying areas around Snapper Fish Farm, Riversmead and The Old Water Mill in Barnstaple will start to flood first from around 6pm on Sunday. River levels will be at their highest around 9pm. Flood waters may be deep and fast flowing in these areas. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes. Our staff are out in the area and will relay information and assist the emergency services and council.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Jan 2018 13:45
River Yeo
River levels are showing a fast rate of rise at present. This is in response to heavy rainfall overnight and through this morning. Approximately 30mm of rain has fallen in the catchment for this river in the last six hours. A frontal weather system is currently passing over the North Devon Area and catchments are already quite saturated. This means that all rivers are currently sensitive to rainfall. The majority of heavy rain should clear from this area, and the Devon Catchments, by 6pm tonight. However, it is anticipated that rivers may still remain high or continue to rise beyond this time. The peak river levels are forecast to be seen during the afternoon of the 21st January. There is likely to be standing water in low lying roads and care should be taken when driving. The Environment Agency will continue to monitor river levels and update this message as the situation changes.