Flood Warning Info - River Aire at Snaith and Lidgate

Area Description

Snaith including the sewage works on Gowdall Lane, Pontefract Road including Snaith Primary School and area bounded by Pontefract Road and Bourne Mill Balk Road. Also properties located off South Parkway. Lidgate including Ashfield House.
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 2 Mar 2020 16:49
River Aire
Levels in the Lower Aire washlands remain exceptionally high, flooding continues to affect properties near the Ings in Snaith. River levels upstream at Beal have continued to fall today (2/3/20) but remain high. Elevated levels on the River Aire will continue to slow draining of washlands. We are pumping water from Snaith Ings to accelerate drainage of the reservoir. This reduces the overtopping of the bank into East Cowick. No significant rainfall is forecast for the next few days, and tides will be falling until Friday, which should allow levels to start dropping. We anticipate this warning could be removed later today. We are working closely with our partners. Our field teams are monitoring the situation in daylight hours and our incident room remains open. For road closures see https://bitly/39gWvxx. This message will be updated by 00:45 on 3/3/20 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Mar 2020 08:35
River Aire
Levels in Snaith washlands remain very high but are starting to drop slowly. George Street remains flooded, along with properties near the Ings. The risk of further flooding is reducing, however this warning remains in force as washland levels remain high. River levels upstream at Beal continue to fall today, however high river levels continue to slow washland draining. No significant rainfall is currently forecast for the next few days, and tides will be falling until Friday, allowing levels to continue to drop. We are working closely with partners to review our ongoing response and are pumping in a number of locations to help drain water from full washlands. Our field teams are monitoring the situation in daylight hours and our incident room remains open. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water. For road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. To report property flooding, call 0800 807060. This message will be updated by 16:35 on 02/03/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Mar 2020 00:39
River Aire
Currently, levels in Snaith washlands remain very high and George Street remains flooded, along with properties near the Ings. River levels upstream at Beal continue to fall steadily, however the elevated levels will continue to slow the draining of washland areas. No significant rainfall is currently forecast for the next few days, and tides will be falling until Friday, which should allow levels to start to drop. We are working closely with our partners to review our ongoing response and are using pumps in a number of locations to help to take water away from full washlands. Our field teams are monitoring the situation in daylight hours and our incident room remains open. Please do not put yourself at risk by walking or driving through flood water. For road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. To report property flooding, call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 08:35 on 02/03/2020 or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Mar 2020 16:26
River Aire
Currently, levels in Snaith washlands remain very high, and George Street remains flooded, along with properties near the Ings. River levels upstream at Beal have been steadily falling through today, however the elevated levels will continue to slow the draining of washland areas. No significant rainfall is currently forecast for the next few days, and tides will be falling until Friday, which should allow levels to start to drop. We are working closely with our partners to review our ongoing response and are using pumps in a number of locations to help to take water away from full washlands. Our field teams are monitoring the situation in daylight hours and our incident room remains open. Please do not put yourself at risk by walking or driving through flood water. For road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. To report property flooding, call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 00:30 on 02/03/2020 or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Mar 2020 10:41
River Aire
Currently, levels in Snaith washlands remain high, and George Street remains flooded, along with properties near the Ings. Flood risk remains when washlands are high. Last night’s rain did not cause further water to enter the washlands from the Aire, however it is keeping river levels high, slowing draining of the washlands. Scattered showers are forecast over the next few days, and we do not expect this to cause more water to enter washlands from the river. High tides continue to fall until Thursday, so river levels should continue to fall, meaning that washlands will be able to begin to drain. Levels will remain elevated into next week. We continue to work closely with our partners to plan response, and have staff on-site in daylight hours, pumping to aid draining of Snaith Ings. To report property flooding please call 0800 807060. For road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. This message will be updated by 18:43 on 01/03/2020 or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Mar 2020 02:47
River Aire
Snaith washland has overtopped beyond the railway line. George Street has flooded, along with properties near the Ings. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washlands are high. River levels have dropped slightly, but the recent rain caused the River Aire to rise again and prevent significant washland draining. We expect rivers and washlands to remain high into next week. Our staff continue to be present around the area in daylight hours. We continue to work closely with multi-agency partners to plan response, and have deployed sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. To report property flooding please call 0800 807060. For road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. This message will be updated by 10:43 on 01/03/2020 or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Feb 2020 17:19
River Aire
Snaith washland has overtopped beyond the railway line. George Street has flooded, along with properties near the Ings. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washlands are high. Levels in the Aire have dropped slightly, but further rain yesterday (28/02/20) and today, 29/02/20, is expected to cause river levels to rise again, preventing significant draining of the washlands. Based on current forecasts we do not expect this rain to cause further water to enter the washlands from the River Aire. We expect rivers and washlands to remain high into next week. Our staff continue to be present around the area in daylight hours. We continue to work closely with multi-agency partners to plan response, and have deployed sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. To report property flooding please call 0800 807060. For road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. This message will be updated by 01:20 on 01/03/2020 or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Feb 2020 09:25
River Aire
Snaith washland has overtopped beyond the railway line. George Street has flooded, along with properties near the Ings. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washlands are high. Levels in the Aire have dropped slightly, but further rain today, 29/02/20, is expected to cause river levels to rise again, preventing significant draining of the washlands. Based on current forecasts we do not expect this rain to cause further water to enter the washlands from the River Aire. We expect rivers and washlands to remain high into next week. Our staff continue to be present around the area in daylight hours. We continue to work closely with multi-agency partners to plan response, and have deployed sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. To report property flooding please call 0800 807060. For road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. This message will be updated by 17:30, 29/02/2020 or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Feb 2020 01:22
River Aire
Snaith washlands has overtopped beyond the railway line. George Street has flooded, and flooding is affecting properties near the ings. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washland levels are high. Further rain is forecast in the early hours of Saturday morning (29/02/19). We expect rivers and washlands to remain high into next week. Significant draining of washlands will only occur once river levels drop enough to allow them to drain. Our staff will continue to be present around the area during daylight hours. We have been working closely with multi-agency partners to plan our response, and have deployed sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. For information on road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. This message will be updated by 09:20, 29/02/2020 or if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Feb 2020 17:09
River Aire
Snaith washlands has overtopped beyond the railway line. George Street has flooded, and flooding is affecting properties near the Ings. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washland levels are high. Further rainfall is forecast through today, 28/02/2020, and into the early hours of tomorrow morning, 29/02/2020. We expect rivers and washlands to remain high into next week. Significant draining of washlands will only occur once river levels drop enough to allow them to drain. Our staff will continue to be present around the area during daylight hours. We have been working closely with multi-agency partners to plan our response, and have deployed sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. For information on road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. This message will be updated by 01:10 on 29/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Feb 2020 09:11
River Aire
Snaith washlands has overtopped beyond the railway line. George Street has flooded, and flooding is affecting properties near the Ings. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washland levels are high. High tide is expected at approximately 10:00am on Friday (28/2/20) at Carlton Bridge. Further rain is forecast later today, 28/02/20, in the upper catchments. We expect rivers and washlands to remain high into next week. Significant draining of washlands will only occur once river levels drop enough to allow them to drain. Our staff will continue to be present around the area during daylight hours. We have been working closely with multi-agency partners to plan our response, and have deployed sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. For information on road closures see https://bit.ly/3cbWhtH. This message will be updated by 17:10, 28/02/20.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Feb 2020 01:22
River Aire
Snaith washlands has overtopped beyond the railway line. George Street has flooded, and flooding is affecting properties near the Ings. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washland levels are high. High tide is expected at approximately 10:00am on Friday (28/2/20) at Carlton Bridge. Further rainfall is expected this weekend. We expect rivers and washlands to remain high into next week. Significant draining of washlands will only occur once river levels drop enough to allow them to drain. Our staff will continue to be present around the area during daylight hours. We have been working closely with multi-agency partners to plan our response, and have deployed sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 09:15, 28/02/20.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Feb 2020 16:43
River Aire
Snaith Washland has overtopped past the railway line, flooding is affecting properties located near the Ings and George Street has flooded. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washland levels are high. High tide is expected at approximately 22:15 at Carlton Bridge. Unsettled weather is forecast late Friday morning and rivers and washlands will remain elevated. Significant draining of washlands will only occur once river levels drop enough to allow them to drain. We have staff on site at Snaith Ings, adjacent to Lidgate, monitoring the situation, and are working closely with multiagency partners to plan our response, including deploying sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 00:40 28/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Feb 2020 12:48
River Aire
Snaith Washland has overtopped past the railway line, flooding is affecting properties located near the Ings and George Street has flooded. The flood risk in this area remains whilst washland levels are high. High tide at Goole is at 21:30 and we expect to see a small response from this around 22:15 near Carlton Bridge. More unsettled weather is forecast from Friday midday into the weekend. We expect rivers to respond from Friday evening, keeping river and washlands high into next week. Significant draining of washlands will only occur once river levels drop enough to allow them to drain. We have staff on site at Snaith Ings, adjacent to Lidgate, monitoring the situation, and are working closely with multiagency partners to plan our response, including deploying sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 20:50 27/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Feb 2020 04:47
River Aire
Washlands at Gowdall are full and continue to overtop into Snaith Washland, following recent rain and snow melt. Flooding is affecting properties located near the Ings and further properties are likely to be at risk as the area fills. We have staff on site at Snaith Ings, adjacent to Lidgate, monitoring the situation. No further significant rainfall is expected until Friday. The risk of flooding remains as we expect the washlands to continue to fill as water travels from the higher reaches of the catchment coupled with high tides. We are working closely with multiagency partners to plan our response, including deploying sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. We are monitoring the situation from our incident room. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 12:50 27/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 20:52
River Aire
Washlands at Gowdall are full and continue to overtop into Snaith Washland, following yesterday’s rain and snow melt. Flooding is affecting properties located near the Ings and further properties are likely to be at risk as the area fills. We have staff on site at Snaith Ings, adjacent to Lidgate, monitoring the situation . No further significant rainfall is expected until Friday. The risk of flooding remains as we expect the washlands to continue to fill as water travels from the higher reaches of the catchment coupled with high tides. We are working closely with multiagency partners to plan our response, including deploying sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. We are monitoring the situation from our incident room. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 04:50 27/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 12:52
River Aire
Washlands at Gowdall are full and continue to overtop into Snaith Washland, following yesterday’s rain and snow melt. Flooding is affecting properties located near the Ings and further properties are likely to be at risk as the area fills. We have staff on site at Snaith Ings, adjacent to Lidgate, monitoring the situation and operating assets to create as much capacity as possible in the washlands. No further significant rainfall is expected until Friday. The risk of flooding remains as we expect the washlands to continue to fill as rainwater travels from the higher reaches of the catchment coupled with high tides. We are working closely with multiagency partners to plan our response, including deploying sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. Please put your flood plan into action. We are monitoring the situation from our incident room. To report property flooding please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 20:50 26/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 04:35
River Aire
The recent rainfall and snow melt has caused river levels to rise and further water to enter washland areas. As a result, the washlands at Gowdall are full and overtopping into Snaith Washland. We expect the washlands here to continue to fill. Flooding is affecting properties located near the Ings and further properties are likely to be at risk as the area fills. We have staff on site at Snaith Ings, adjacent to Lidgate monitoring the situation. Please put your flood plan into action. We are working closely with partners to plan our response, including deploying sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. We are monitoring the situation and our incident room remains open. Whilst no further significant rainfall is expected until Friday, the risk of flooding remains as rainwater travels from the higher reaches of the catchment, coupled with high tides. To report flooding to property please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 12:30 26/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 26 Feb 2020 00:23
River Aire
The recent rainfall and snow melt has caused river levels to rise and further water to enter washland areas. As a result, the washlands at Gowdall are now full and are now overtopping into Snaith Washland. We expect the Washlands here to continue to fill. Flooding is affecting properties located near the Ings, and further properties are likely to be at risk as the area fills. Please put your flood plan into action. We are working closely with our partners to plan our response, including deploying sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room in Leeds remains open. Whilst no further significant rainfall is expected over the next couple of days, the risk of flooding remains as rainwater travels from the higher reaches of the catchment, coupled with high tides. To report flooding to property please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 08:30 26/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Feb 2020 16:05
River Aire
Yesterday’s rainfall and snow melt has caused river levels to rise and further water to enter washland areas. As a result, the washlands at Gowdall are now full and are now overtopping into Snaith Washland. We expect the Washlands here to continue to fill. Flooding is affecting properties located near the Ings, and further properties are likely to be at risk as the area fills. Please put your flood plan into action. We are working closely with our partners to plan our response, including deploying sandbags to protect properties in areas at immediate risk. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room in Leeds remains open. Whilst no further significant rainfall is expected over the next couple of days, the risk of flooding remains as rainwater travels from the higher reaches of the catchment, coupled with high tides. To report flooding to property please call 0800 80 70 60. This message will be updated by 00:15 26/02/2020


Flood Warning issued on 25 Feb 2020 08:07
River Aire
Yesterday’s prolonged heavy rainfall has caused river levels to rise. As a result, the washlands at Gowdall are filling and potentially Snaith Washland will begin to fill. Currently, the main areas of concern are the businesses and properties North of the railway line (25/02/20). Please put your flood plan into action. We are closely monitoring the situation, and our operational teams are visiting the site this morning. Whilst no further significant rainfall is expected over the next couple of days, the risk of flooding remains as rainwater travels from the higher reaches of the catchment, coupled with high tides. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 16:05 or if the situation changes.