Flood Warning Info - River Wriggle at Chetnole

Area Description

Withyhook Farm to Deep Ford Lane including Heneford Mill, Neals Lane, Mill Lane, Back Lane, Ford Court and Manor Farm.
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 31 Oct 2021 08:57
River Wriggle
River levels are rising quickly at the Chetnole river gauge as a result of the heavy rainfall this morning, 31/10/21. Consequently, flooding of property is possible today 31/10/21. We expect flooding to affect Deep Ford Lane and the Chubbs Farm area. No further showers are forecast for today and we are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated by 13:00 on Monday, 01/11/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2021 10:33
River Wriggle
River levels rose last night at the Chetnole river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall and is forecast to decrease throughout today 21/10/21. Flooding of property is possible. We expect flooding to affect Deep Ford Lane and the Chubbs Farm area. Flooding is also possible at properties in the industrial estate area in Yetminster. Dry weather is forecast today and we expect river levels to stabilise and begin to decline throughout today, 21/10/2021. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please consider keeping property flood resilience equipment in place. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Friday, 22/10/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Oct 2021 22:52
River Wriggle
River levels are rising quickly at the Chetnole river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall and is forecast to peak at midnight tonight before falling during the morning of the 21 October 2021. Consequently, flooding of property is imminent. We expect flooding to affect Deep Ford Lane and the Chubbs Farm area. Flooding is also possible at properties in the industrial estate area in Yetminster. Further rainfall forecast until around midnight tonight and we expect river levels to remain high into Thursday, 21/10/2021. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please consider installing property flood resilience equipment. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Thursday, 21/10/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Nov 2019 13:15
River Wriggle
River levels have risen at the Chetnole river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is could be imminent. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Deep Ford Lane and the Chubbs Farm area. The river will peak later on Friday afternoon. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. River levels can rise very quickly in response to heavy rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued and stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated on Friday evening (22/11/2019), or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 26 Dec 2017 19:19
River Wriggle
The rainfall throughout today Tuesday 26/12/2017 has added to the river levels which are already high from yesterday’s rainfall. River levels are expected to peak later this evening however, there is a risk that Flood Warning levels will be reached on the River Wriggle at Chetnole about 20:00 tonight. Flooding is possible and could make Deep Ford Lane, Chetnole impassable.