Flood Alert Info - Rivers Tavy and Walkham

Area Description

Tavistock, Walkhampton, Bedford Bridge, Horrabridge and Lopwell.

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 13 Oct 2018 11:23
River Tavy, River Walkham
A flood alert remains in force for your area based on the rainfall forecast for the next 24 hours. River levels are falling following yesterday’s heavy rainfall. The rain has become more showery and no further impacts are expected today Saturday 13th October. However, further heavy rain is forecast to cross the area from the early hours of tomorrow morning, Sunday 14th October, through until midday. This is likely to cause river levels to rise again tomorrow morning and possibly into the early afternoon. We are not however expecting river levels to be as high as they were yesterday. Some localised riverside field flooding is possible including Abbey Walk, The Meadows and Dolvin Road public amenity area and care should be taken in and around these locations. We are closely monitoring river levels and will advise you as the situation changes. We have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences as and when required.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 15:38
River Tavy, River Walkham
A flood alert remains in force for your area based on the rainfall forecast for the next 24 hours. River levels have risen quickly following heavy rainfall this morning, Friday 12th October. Although the rain has become lighter, further heavy rain is expected to cross the area from the early hours of tomorrow morning, Saturday 13th and throughout the day. River levels have peaked or are falling following this morning’s rain. However, they are expected to rise again from the early hours of Saturday morning and throughout the day as pulses of heavy rain showers move through the area. Some localised riverside field flooding is possible including Abbey Walk, The Meadows and Dolvin Road public amenity area, and care should be taken in and around these locations. We are monitoring river levels and will advise you as the situation changes. We have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences as and when required.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 11:32
River Tavy, River Walkham
River levels are rising sharply following heavy rainfall this morning over the Dartmoor Area .Bankfull conditions are forecast with some localised flooding possible to riverside locations including Abbey walk, the Meadows and Dolvin Road public amenity area in Tavistock. Rain will become lighter this afternoon but further heavy showers are forecast this evening and overnight into Saturday morning. Rivers will peak around midday today but may rise further again in the early hours of Saturday morning. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 11:23
River Tavy, River Walkham
River levels are rising sharply following heavy rainfall this morning over the Dartmoor Area Bankfull conditions are forecast with some localised flooding possible to riverside locations including Abbey walk, the Meadows and Dolvin Road public amenity area in Tavistock Rain will become lighter this afternoon but further heavy showers are forecast this evening and overnight into Saturday morning Rivers will peak around midday today but may rise further again in the early hours of Friday morning We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jul 2018 10:37
River Tavy, River Walkham
The wet and windy weather experienced overnight is expected to clear the area on Sunday afternoon. A Met Office weather warning is in force for this period further information can be found on the met office website: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings. 20 to 30mm of rain has already fallen over most of the region with 70mm on Dartmoor and smaller rivers have shown some response to this. Some rivers will continue to rise during the morning. However, the situation should start to improve as the rain clears the area this afternoon. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2018 18:36
River Tavy, River Walkham
Wet and windy weather is expected throughout most of Sunday, particularly in the early hours of the morning. A Met Office weather warning is in force for this period https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings. 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. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jul 2017 17:02
River Tavy,River Walkham
Heavy rainfall is forecast for this evening Saturday 29th July and overnight in the Rivers Tavy and Walkham Areas. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, the main impacts are predicted between 8 pm and 12 pm. The main areas of concern are Horrabridge and Tavistock. The weather outlook is for heavy potentially thundery showers tomorrow Sunday 30th July. However the situation is very changeable and difficult to predict. It is expected that the river will remain at a high level and may rise further, though at this stage no property flooding is forecast. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have operatives in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This Alert and Floodline will be updated by 8pm or earlier if the situation changes. River levels at Mary Tavy and Horrabridge can be viewed on our website.’