Flood Alert Info - Mid Devon Rivers

Area Description

the Rivers Creedy, Creedy Yeo, Little Dart, Lapford Yeo and their tributaries.
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


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 15:39
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 5 Mar 2020 16:16
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible on Thursday 5th March into Friday. There has been heavy rainfall overnight and on Thursday morning. Rain has now cleared the area, however, catchments are still saturated after recent storms, and river levels are expected to remain high. Unsettled conditions are expected to continue into the weekend. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river this afternoon and evening. 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 Friday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 09:13
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible on Thursday 5th March. There has been heavy rainfall overnight and rain is forecast to continue throughout the day. River catchments are still saturated after recent storms, and river levels are beginning to rise. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river from this morning. We expect the river to remain high throughout the day. 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 Thursday afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 10:36
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 15:51
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 Crediton, Newton St Cyres, Upton Hellions, 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 Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 07:50
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 13:22
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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. 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 17:17
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
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 13 Feb 2020 20:28
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Rainfall throughout the day has kept river levels high. This alert will remain in place overnight and will be updated Friday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Feb 2020 11:45
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible on Thursday afternoon. Heavy rainfall has fallen which will cause River levels to rise quickly in response. The main areas of concern are low lying land and roads close to rivers. We expect the river to remain high throughout today 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 16 Jan 2020 16:19
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible on Thursday afternoon and overnight into Friday morning. Over the last 4 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over Mid Devon. This has resulted in river levels rising. Further rain is forecast this afternoon with heavy showers following overnight and into Friday. This will cause river levels to remain high in the area. Flooding to low lying land, roads and paths in expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for and clearing, blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. This message will be updated on Friday morning, or earlier, if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2019 23:05
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday. A band of heavy rain is forecast across Devon this evening and overnight. As river levels are already high and the ground is saturated, this rainfall may result in flooding to low lying land and roads. We are constantly monitoring river levels and this message will be updated on Friday 27 December 2019 or earlier if the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 11:41
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 15:29
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 14 Dec 2019 15:07
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible this evening and overnight. The weather forecast is for potentially heavy showers this evening and overnight, with showers throughout the day on Sunday 15th December. As river levels are already high, further rain may result in flooding to low lying land and roads. It is likely that river levels will remain high over this time. We are constantly monitoring river levels and this message will be updated on Sunday or earlier if the situation changes. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2019 01:39
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
River levels in the catchment are showing a slow rise in reaction to rainfall throughout the day and evening. Most rain has now cleared the catchments but river levels are still rising and the criteria for this flood alert has now been met. Further showers are expected on Saturday morning around 6am and should move through quickly. The saturated nature of the catchments means that river levels are likely to react to this and could increase further. The Environment Agency will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message at 9am on Saturday morning


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 17:44
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible overnight into Sunday morning. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over mid Devon. This has resulted in river levels rising. Further rain is forecast overnight into Sunday morning. This will cause river levels to remain high in the area. 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 Sunday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 10:13
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible today and overnight. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over Mid and East 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 for 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 19:37
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible overnight Friday and into Saturday morning. Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over mid Devon. This has meant that the Rivers Yeo, Creedy and Taw are now rising. River levels will remain high and flooding to low lying land and roads is likely. Further rain is forecast overnight on Friday. 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 19:50
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Heavy rain fell during today, Saturday 2nd of November. This has caused the river levels to rise and they are expected to continue to rise throughout the evening. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue flood warnings if required,This message will be updated 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 13:12
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Heavy rain fell during the early hours of this morning, Saturday 2nd November. This has caused the rivers to rise and the rivers are expected to continue to rise throughout this afternoon. Although the rainfall is breaking up, showers are forecast 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 1 Nov 2019 17:53
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 31 May 2018 16:29
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible on the afternoon of Thursday 31st May and into the morning of Friday 1st June. Heavy thundery rain is forecast for this afternoon through until Friday morning. The Met Office have issued an Amber weather warning for rain for this area during this time. We expect smaller rivers and their tributaries particularly in built up areas to react quickly to this rainfall causing localised flooding in some areas, there is also likely to be significant surface water flooding in some areas. Flooding to low lying land and roads both from surface water and localised river flooding is expected. Take care near the areas of concern particularly if driving 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 this evening or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 09:51
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible on Tuesday morning. Rain falling on already wet catchments overnight is causing the River Creedy to rise. More rain is forecast to continue on and off throughout the day. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is possible on Tuesday morning. No flooding to properties is expected and based on the forecast, 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 if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Apr 2018 11:12
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible around Saturday lunchtime. Early morning rain has meant that the River Creedy is now rising. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river is possible. No further rain is currently forecast in the River Creedy catchment today and 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 will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 15:47
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little 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 30 mm 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 31 Mar 2018 10:23
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Rain is still possible in the catchment this morning. River levels are still high, but most rivers are beginning to drop. The Environment Agency is continuing to monitor river levels and we will be looking to remove this flood alert later today.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 16:48
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
We are expecting further intermittent, but potentially heavy rain over the next 12 hours. Flooding is possible on low lying land and roads. Be prepared for local flooding, and floodplains being affected. The Environment Agency will continue to monitor rain (and snow) fall and river levels and we will update this message if the situation changes. Our field teams are standing by to make sure that flood defence assets are working effectively.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2018 21:08
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Flooding is possible overnight from the evening of Wednesday 14th March in to the morning of Thursday 15th March. Heavy rain is forecast for the next 6 hours in the Mid Devon Rivers area and rivers are 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. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. This Flood Alert is based on a forecast.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 13:21
River Creedy, River Yeo, Lapford Yeo, Little Dart
Todays rain has combined with snow melt caused by warmer temperatures. RIvers are rising steadily. Low lying land and roads are expected to flood, owners of vulnerable properties should take action to protect themselves and property. We will continue to monitor river levels and update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 15:00
Creedy, Yeo (Creedy), Lapford Yeo, Little 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.