Flood Alert Info - River Dart Area

Area Description

Totnes, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dartmouth and Torbay areas.
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

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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2020 15:05
River Dart
Flooding is possible overnight. A period of heavy rain is forecast to cross the area overnight between midnight and around 5 am. Rivers are expected to rise to bankfull conditions and from around 3 am there will be some localised flooding to low lying land, roads, cycle paths and footways close to rivers. We expect rivers to remain high throughout Tuesday morning, although 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. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Oct 2020 17:35
River Dart
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy and prolonged rainfall in the River Dart area and river levels are high. There is likely to be flooding of low lying land and roads close to rivers. We expect river levels to remain high overnight. Further rain is forecast overnight and throughout Sunday, which may cause river levels to rise again. 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. This message will be updated on Sunday midday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Oct 2020 10:56
River Dart
Flooding is possible today. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Dart area. This has meant that the River Dart is now rising. The heavy persistent rain will clear the area around midday. Another front is forecast to move in during the early hours of Sunday morning which is likely to cause river levels to rise again. The main areas of concern are Bellever and Austins Bridge, where levels suggest that there will be bankfull conditions with some localised field flooding. No flooding to properties is currently 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. This message will be updated on Saturday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Oct 2020 10:34
River Dart
Flooding is possible today. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Dart area. This has meant that the River Dart is now rising. The heavy persistent rain will clear the area around midday. Another front is forecast to move in during the early hours of Sunday morning which is likely to cause rise levels to rise again. The main areas of concern are Bellever and Austins Bridge, where levels suggest that there will be bankfull conditions with some localised field flooding. No flooding to properties is currently 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. This message will be updated on Saturday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Aug 2020 19:20
River Dart
Flooding is possible overnight tonight and through to the morning of Tuesday 25th August. A band of persistent heavy rainfall is due over the region this evening and overnight. Catchments are wet as a result of rainfall totals over the past few days and river levels are expected to respond to this rainfall. Levels are set to peak in the early morning and stay high for several hours afterwards. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is possible at these times. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and have staff in the area ready to respond as required. This message will be updated Tuesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 15:41
River Dart
Flooding is possible overnight on Monday the 9th of March into Tuesday. Rain is forecast this evening and overnight. River catchments are still saturated after recent storms and river levels are expected to rise overnight and into the morning. Forecast levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from early Tuesday morning. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 10:44
River Dart
Flooding is expected on Saturday 29th February The heavy and persistent rainfall experienced in the early hours of Saturday morning has now cleared the area, with wintry showers to follow throughout the day. The ground in many areas is totally saturated and the rainfall has caused rivers to rise and they are expected to remain high throughout Saturday. Flooding to low lying land and roads is still expected, and flood waters may be deep and fast flowing within this area. River levels have begun to stabilise and are slowly beginning to fall in upstream locations. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Saturday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Feb 2020 15:48
River Dart
Flooding is possible overnight Friday (28th February) into Saturday (29th February). Bands of heavy rain are forecast to pass through Devon during Friday and into Saturday with a risk of some particularly localised bursts. River catchments are still saturated after the recent storms, and river levels are beginning to rise. The main areas of concern are Dartmeet, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Totnes, Brixham, Torquay and Paignton, where levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the night and into Saturday. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels. This message is based on the latest forecast and will be updated when the situation changes. Flood warnings will be issued when necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 17:16
River Dart
Flooding is possible on Sunday into Monday. Heavy rain has fallen over the last 48 hours and river levels remain high. Specific areas of concern are low lying land and roads close to rivers. Heaviest rain has cleared this area but rain showers are forecast for the next few days. This will cause river levels to remain high into Monday. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and this message will be updated on Monday or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 07:54
River Dart
Flooding is possible from Sunday into Monday. There has been heavy rainfall overnight into Sunday and river levels are remaining high. Specific areas of concern are low lying land and roads close to rivers. Rain is forecast to continue throughout Sunday morning, with scattered showers over Sunday afternoon. This will cause river levels to remain high into Monday. 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. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 13:44
River Dart
Flooding is possible throughout the weekend. There has been heavy rainfall overnight into Saturday and river levels are rising. Specific areas of concern are low lying land and roads close to rivers. Rain is forecast to continue throughout the weekend due to Storm Dennis. The heaviest downpours are forecast throughout Saturday afternoon and from the early hours of Sunday morning. This will cause river levels to remain high throughout the weekend. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Flood warnings have been issued along the River Dart from Dartmeet to Buckfastleigh and from Buckfastleigh to Totnes. We are constantly monitoring river levels and we have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 17:19
River Dart
Flooding is possible on Friday night and into Saturday. Heavy rainfall is expected overnight. River levels are likely to respond quickly. Specific areas of concern are low lying land and roads close to rivers. Further heavy rain is expected on Saturday with the arrival of Storm Dennis. This is likely to cause increased flooding across the area. 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. This message will be updated on Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Feb 2020 16:28
River Dart
Flooding is possible on Thursday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected overnight. River levels are likely to respond quickly. Areas of concern are low lying land and roads close to the rivers which are expected to flood. We expect the river levels to remain high throughout Thursday, 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. This message will be updated on Thursday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 17:50
River Dart
Flooding is possible during the evening of Sunday the 9th of February. Throughout the afternoon we have seen heavy rainfall across Dartmoor and South Devon. This has meant that the River Dart is now rising. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from around 6.30pm. We expect the river to remain high throughout the night 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 . This message will be updated on Monday or earlier if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 16:24
River Dart
Flooding is possible later this afternoon and into tonight. The persistent and sometimes heavy rainfall experienced in the River Dart area is expected to continue this afternoon, clearing the area late this evening. River levels in the area are likely to rise this afternoon and remain high overnight. This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads. 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. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 11:41
River Dart
River levels are forecast to rise across Devon as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of roads and low-lying land is possible throughout Devon this afternoon and overnight into Friday Several periods of heavy rain are likely from Thursday afternoon until early Friday. 20mm of rain is likely to accumulate quite widely during this time, with 30mm over some south-facing hills. Overall accumulation of rain on saturated ground means we expect river levels to remain high for the coming days, and flood warnings may be needed. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff across the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated tomorrow, 20 December, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 15:30
River Dart
River levels are forecast to rise across Devon as a result of heavy rainfall this afternoon and overnight into Thursday. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying land is possible widely throughout Devon. Several periods of heavy rain are likely from Wednesday afternoon until early Friday. 30 to 50 mm of rain is likely to accumulate quite widely during this time, with 60 to 90 mm over some south-facing hills. Overall accumulation of rain on saturated ground means we expect river levels to remain high for the coming days. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff across the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated tomorrow, 19 December, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 10:35
River Dart
Flooding is possible today and overnight. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over South Devon. This has resulted in river levels rising. Further rain is forecast during Saturday and overnight into Sunday. This will cause river levels to remain high in the area. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking fo,r and clearing, blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. This message will be updated on Saturday evening, or earlier, if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 14:46
River Dart
Flooding is possible today and overnight. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over south Devon. This has meant that the River Dart is now rising. River levels will remain high and flooding to low lying land and roads is likely. Further rain is forecast during the rest of Friday and overnight. This will cause river levels to rise again with further flooding expected in the area. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 19:52
River Dart
Heavy rain fell during today, Saturday 2nd of November. This has caused the rivers to rise and there is currently flooding to low lying land and roads in the area. However, the rivers are now peaking and starting to recede, although levels will remain high throughout the evening. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue flood warnings if required, this message will be updated on Sunday morning, or earlier, if the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 12:20
River Dart
Heavy rain fell during the early hours of this morning, Saturday 2nd November. This has caused the rivers to rise and there is currently flooding to low lying land and roads in the area. The rivers are expected to continue to rise throughout this afternoon. Although the rainfall is breaking up, showers are expected throughout the rest of the day with the potential for periods of high intensity rainfall. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue flood warnings if required, this message will be updated this afternoon or earlier if the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2019 11:59
River Dart
Heavy rain fell during the early hours of this morning, Saturday 2nd November. This has caused the rivers to rise and there is currently flooding to low lying land and roads in the area. The rivers are expected to continue to rise throughout this afternoon. Although the rainfall is breaking up, showers are expected throughout the rest of the day with the potential for periods of high intensity rainfall. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue flood warnings if required, this message will be updated on Sunday morning or earlier if the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Nov 2019 17:22
River Dart
Heavy rain is forecast from the early hours of tomorrow morning, Saturday 2nd November, which will last throughout the day. This is likely to be widespread and persistent with the potential for surface water and river flooding throughout Saturday. Widespread totals of around 20-40mm of rain are expected. There is potential for localised totals of up to 80mm particularly on higher ground. The forecast is unclear on the precise location of these areas in Devon. Catchments are already wet from recent wet weather and are likely to react quickly to further rainfall. This will be accompanied by strong westerly winds which could lead to significant leaf fall, contributing to increased flood risk due to blocked drainage gullies. We will continue to monitor the situation, this message will be updated on Saturday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Oct 2019 14:56
River Dart
Flooding to low lying land and roads is possible on Wednesday evening and into Thursday morning. Heavy rain falling across the River Dart area is forecast to continue throughout Wednesday evening, which is expected to cause rivers in the area to rise. Flooding is possible between 8pm on Wednesday and 9am on Thursday and could affect Dartmeet, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Totnes, Brixham, Torquay and Paignton. This message is based upon a forecast but there is still some uncertainty regarding the exact locations which will be most affected. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation, checking flood defences and clearing trash screens. Do not walk or drive through flood water. Avoid low lying roads and footpaths, which may be flooded. This message will be updated by tomorrow morning on 31/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 11:25
River Dart
Flooding remains possible throughout Saturday. Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall across the area and rivers have responded. We expect rivers to remain high throughout today though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the rivers. 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. This message will be updated on Saturday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Oct 2019 16:20
River Dart
Flooding is possible overnight Friday in to Saturday. Rain is expected during Friday and Saturday and this will be heavy at times, especially over high ground. More intense spells of rain could occur almost anywhere, perhaps giving 30-40mm in 3 hours. Rivers are expected to rise in response to this rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and nearby roads is possible. This message is based on a forecast, there is still some uncertainty regarding the exact locations which will be most affected. We expect rivers to remain high throughout Saturday and there is the possibility that flood warnings will be issued. Strong winds may lead to significant leaf fall which could contribute to a higher risk of flooding. 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. This message will be updated on Saturday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Sep 2019 13:12
River Dart
Flooding is possible in the early hours of Sunday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected from Saturday afternoon until the early hours of Sunday morning. Levels suggest that there could be flooding to low lying land and roads close to rivers. Further rain is forecast for Monday and Tuesday which will cause river levels to remain high. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and the potential for flood warnings. We have staff in the area checking for and clearing blockages.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Sep 2019 16:38
River Dart
Flooding to low lying farmland and roads is possib


Flood Alert issued on 16 Aug 2019 14:32
River Dart
Flooding is possible on Friday afternoon and evening. Frontal rain is expected to continue until this evening with showery conditions following throughout the weekend. Levels suggest that there could be flooding to low lying land and roads close to rivers though no flooding to properties is expected. 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. This message will be updated on Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 16:13
River Dart
Flooding is possible on Tuesday afternoon. An intense band of rain has moved eastward across the county, causing river levels in the Dart to rise. There may be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river We expect the river to remain high throughout the day 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. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2019 10:00
River Dart
Flooding is still possible throughout Wednesday. The overnight frontal rainfall has now cleared the area. Heavy showers are expected to develop throughout Wednesday morning. Catchments will remain sensitive to any further rainfall. River levels have mainly reached their highest levels in upstream locations and are beginning to fall, but will remain high throughout the day. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is still possible. 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. This message will be updated on Wednesday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 22:42
River Dart
Flooding is possible from this evening, Tuesday 5th March, through until Wednesday afternoon. Heavy rain is forecast to continue overnight, with the highest rainfall accumulations predicted over the hills and moors. This is likely to lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from Tuesday evening. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the night and into Wednesday. The heavy rainfall will clear to the east in the morning, with further heavy showers following. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue further warnings if required. 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. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2019 16:15
River Dart
Flooding is possible from Tuesday evening until Wednesday afternoon. Outbreaks of rain, which will be heavy and intense at times, is expected throughout this evening, tonight and into Wednesday morning. With the highest rainfall accumulations predicted over the hills and moors. This is likely to lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from Tuesday evening. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the night and into Wednesday. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue further warnings if required. 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. This message will be updated on Tuesday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Feb 2019 07:54
River Dart
Heavy rain overnight has caused snowmelt throughout the area resulting in a rise in the River Dart and tributaries. Although no more rain is forecast for Monday, the river will continue to rise throughout the morning and will remain high throughout the day. The river levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuously monitoring the situation and will issue an update if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2018 12:31
River Dart
Flooding is possible on the 7th December. Heavy rainfall overnight from Thursday into Friday has caused the River Dart to rise. Flooding of low lying land in the floodplain, and roads close to the river is expected. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Friday. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will update this message on Friday evening, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2018 14:59
River Dart
Flooding is possible in the early hours of the 7th December. We are expecting heavy rainfall from this evening through to the early hours of tomorrow morning. River catchments are wet and responding quickly to rainfall. This is expected to cause the river levels in River Dart area to rise, peaking in the early hours of the morning. Flooding of low lying land in the floodplain and roads close to the river is expected. We expect the river to remain high throughout Friday. 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. We will update this message on Friday, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Nov 2018 11:55
River Dart
Flooding is possible, due to further heavy rain which is expected in the early hours of Saturday morning. Low lying land and roads close to rivers are likely to be flooded. Flood water still poses a significant risk, do not take unnecessary risks. Take care near watercourses and low lying areas and monitor your local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message midday on Saturday or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2018 15:28
River Dart
Low lying land and roads close to rivers are still likely to be flooded throughout Thursday afternoon and into Friday morning. River levels are falling, flood water still poses a significant risk. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions, do not take unnecessary risks. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message on Friday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2018 09:57
River Dart
Flooding of low lying land and roads close to rivers is still possible on Thursday morning. Approximately 35mm of rain has fallen on Dartmoor overnight on saturated ground resulting in rising river levels. We expect river levels to peak on Thursday 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 will update this message on Thursday afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2018 10:50
River Dart
Flooding is possible Wednesday night and into Thursday Morning. Heavy rain is forecast overnight on saturated ground and will likely result in rising river levels across South Devon. The main areas of concern from flooding are low lying land and roads close to rivers. We expect river levels to peak in the early hours of Thursday, 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 will update this message on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2018 16:08
River Dart
Flooding is possible on Tuesday evening. Heavy rain throughout Tuesday has resulted in rising river levels across South Devon. The main areas of concern from flooding are low lying land and roads close to rivers. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Tuesday evening and overnight, 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 will update this message on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2018 15:20
River Dart
Rain is forecast over Devon catchments from 3pm today until late evening on Friday the 9th of November, easing off around 11pm. Between 20 and 30mm of rain is expected to fall across the county by midnight. The heaviest rain will be over the south facing slopes of Dartmoor. River levels are expected to respond but significant impacts or property flooding are currently not being predicted by flood forecasting models. Low lying land and roads might experience a small amount of standing water. The Environment Agency will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as conditions change.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 15:35
River Dart
Flooding is possible in the early hours of Saturday morning. A heavy band of frontal rain will cross Devon overnight with higher accumulations over the moors. River levels are already high and will rise again, resulting in flooding of low lying land and roads. Spray, large puddles and standing water are likely to lead to difficult travel conditions. Light rain will continue to fall throughout Friday evening, followed by a front of heavy rain in the early hours of Saturday morning. Take care near areas of concern, and monitor your local weather conditions. Environment Agency staff are monitoring river levels, and will update this message on Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 10:40
River Dart
Rain will continue to fall across South Devon and Dartmoor throughout Friday and continue into the early hours of Saturday morning. River levels have risen which may result in flooding of low lying land and roads. Take care near areas of concern, and monitor your local weather conditions. Environment Agenct staff are monitoring river levels, will update this message on Friday evening.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2018 15:25
River Dart
Flooding is possible on Friday morning. A heavy band of frontal rain will cross South Devon and Dartmoor overnight. River levels will rise resulting in flooding of low lying land and roads. Spray, large puddles and standing water is likely to lead to difficult travel conditions. Rain will continue to fall throughout Friday, followed by a front of rain in the early hours of Saturday morning. Take care near areas of concern, and monitor your local weather conditions. Environment Agency staff are monitoring river levels, and will update this message on Friday evening


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2018 18:05
River Dart
The rain is expected to be widespread and will be heavy over high ground, particularly the south west of Dartmoor. Although the ground is dry and rivers are low, there is a risk of flooding from surface water and the smaller rivers in the upper catchment


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 15:49
River Dart
Flooding is possible overnight Sunday into Monday. Catchments are already wet and rain is forecast overnight on Sunday into Bank Holiday Monday. It’s possible that 30mm or more could fall overnight across much of Devon. Flooding is possible on low lying land and roads. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We have staff on standby ready to check and clear blockages if necessary. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 21:43
River Dart
Flooding is possible this evening, in to the morning of Thursday 15th March. Heavy rain is forecast for the next 6 hours in the River Dart area and the river is expected to rise. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the rivers around 12am on Thursday. We expect the river to remain high throughout today and into tomorrow and there is a possibility that Flood Warnings may need to be issued overnight. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area, checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2018 09:59
River Dart
River levels have now receded across much of the River Dart Area following heavy rainfall earlier over the last few days. Further rainfall is expected this afternoon and will leave the area by the afternoon of Monday 12th March. River levels will rise again in response to this rain, and will remain high. Peak levels are expected overnight tonight into Monday morning. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected. Further showers are predicted throughout Monday morning and Wednesday next week. This will keep river levels high throughout that period. Please take care and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 09:40
River Dart
Rivers have responded to a band of heavy rainfall overnight last night. Further rainfall is forecast for today, maintaining these high river levels throughout the day. Flooding to low-lying land and roads is expected. Further showers are expected throughout the weekend into the early part of next week, some of which may be heavy. River levels are likely to remain high throughout this period. Please take care and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2018 02:35
River Dart
Prolonged heavy rainfall has caused rivers to rise in the River Dart catchment overnight to a level higher than anticipated yesterday. Flooding is possible during the morning of Saturday 10th March. Flooding to low-lying land and roads is expected. Further showers are expected throughout the weekend into the early part of next week, some of which may be heavy. River levels are likely to remain high throughout this period. Please take care and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring river levels and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 15:00
River Dart
There is a band of unsettled weather forecast to cross the area during Tuesday evening. Flooding is possible. Catchments are saturated after yesterday’s rainfall. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the rest of Boxing Day and throughout the night, though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not currently expected to be issued. Take care near low-lying land and roads, and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and staff are available in the area to check that our flood defences are operating effectively. This message will be updated on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 19:32
River Dart
Over the last 2 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Dart area. This suggests that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. The bulk of the heavy rain has now passed, and we are not expecting a Flood Warning to be issued. Further heavy rain has been forecast for the afternoon and evening of Boxing Day. We will update this message tomorrow morning. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jul 2017 15:44
River Dart
A band of heavy rain is moving east across South Devon. Rain will be heavy at times particularly on high ground. River levels are forecast to rise quickly and will peak during the afternoon. Flooding is possible to low lying land and roads close to the river from around 3:30pm on Friday. If rain becomes slow moving or more intense than forecast, there may be some property flooding. We expect the river to remain high throughout today though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Rain is expected to clear the area by 5pm, however further rain is forecast over the weekend and into next week. 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. This message will be updated when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jun 2017 20:25
River Dart
Flooding is possible on Monday Evening until the early hours of Tuesday. Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Dartmoor Area. This has meant that the River Dart is now rising. The main areas of concern are flooding to low lying land and roads close to the rivers from around 8:30pm on Monday. We expect the river to remain high throughout the evening and into the 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. This message will be updated on Tuesday Morning or earlier if the situation changes