Flood Warning Info - Rivers Stour and Iwerne at Stourpaine

Flood Warning Currently in Force

Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2021 14:23
River Stour
River levels have risen on the Middle Dorset Stour. River Iwerne due to heavy rainfall overnight. Areas most at risk include Havelins and the SPFA sports pavilion areas in Stourpaine. Flooding of property is expected from 02:30 PM on 21/10/2021. No further rainfall is forecast for the next 24 hours. River levels are high and forecast to rise further. We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area. We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this warning if necessary. Consider activating any property flood protection products you may have. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated by 11:00 AM on 22/10/2021, or as the situation changes.

Area Description

Havelins and the SPFA sports pavilion areas in Stourpaine.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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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 17 Feb 2020 16:14
River Stour
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of Storm Dennis. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Havelins and the SPFA sports pavilion areas in Stourpaine Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in contact with community flood wardens and volunteers. Please avoid using bridges over local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 15:49
River Stour
River levels are rising and forecast to rise further at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. The level at the E A's Stourpaine gauge is 0.42m, similar to levels in mid January. Consequently, flooding could occur from early tomorrow morning, Sunday 16/02/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Havelins and the SPFA sports pavilion areas in Stourpaine. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 03:45
River Stour
River levels are rising and forecast to rise further at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. The level at the E A's Stourpaine gauge is 0.42m, similar to levels in mid January. Consequently, flooding could occur from early tomorrow morning, Saturday 16/02/2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Havelins and the SPFA sports pavilion areas in Stourpaine. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 17:46
River Stour
River levels are remain high at Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Havelins and the SPFA sports pavilion areas in Stourpaine. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2019 15:31
River Stour
River levels are rising and forecast to rise further at the Hammoon river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to further rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur from this evening, Thursday 19/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Havelins and the SPFA sports pavilion areas in Stourpaine. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. Please can owners with property flood resilience equipment install it now. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.