Flood Warning Info - River Test at Romsey and Testwood

Area Description

Romsey, from Greatbridge to Middle Bridge, on the River Test.
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 17 Feb 2020 12:02
River Test
Water levels in the Lower Test at Romsey and Testwood are high but are now slowly falling. At the weekend, almost a month’s rainfall (50mm) was recorded at Romsey. Over the next 4 days, there will be a significant amount of water flooding land and fields from Timsbury to Romsey and at Broadlands and Testwood. Footpath flooding will affect Rivermead Close and the Memorial Park. At Romsey Industrial estate, water will pond on land near to Greatbridge Road. Further showers are expected today (17/02/2020) and through to Thursday (20/02/2020). At the very least, flood impacts are expected to continue until the weekend. We have deployed flood barrier at Riverside Gardens and Greatbridge. We are working today to protect property at Mainstone and Causeway. We may remove this Flood Warning tomorrow morning. Please remain prepared for continued flood impacts this week and avoid walking through flooded areas. This Flood Alert will be updated by 12:00 on 18/12/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 20:07
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Romsey and Testwood are high and continue to rise. In the last 24 hours, 45mm of rain has been recorded at Romsey. This is more than half a month’s rain and follows a prolonged wet winter. Currently, there is extensive out of bank flooding affecting fields, land, footpaths and gardens throughout Romsey and Testwood. At the southern end of Romsey, the river is very high and there is a risk of flooding at Causeway, Mainstone and Riverside Gardens. Levels in the river will peak in the next 3 to 6 hours. In order to help protect property, our operations staff are deploying sand bags and a temporary defence barrier at Riverside Gardens. The Environment Agency are also deploying a temporary defence barrier along Greatbridge Road. Additional barriers will be deployed tomorrow as required. If any residents have their own flood protection, we recommend that this is installed now. This Flood Warning will be updated by 12:00 on 17/02/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 14:56
River Test
Water levels in the River Test at Romsey and Testwood are high and continue to rise. In the last 24 hours, 45mm of rain has been recorded at Romsey. This is more than half a month’s rain and follows a prolonged, wet winter. Currently, there is extensive out of bank flooding affecting fields, land and gardens throughout Romsey and Testwood. At the southern end of Romsey, the river is very high and there is a risk of flooding at Causeway, Mainstone and Rivermead Gardens. Rainfall should clear the area by 16:00 this afternoon (16/02/2020) but levels in the river won’t peak until later on this evening, probably around 20:00. In order to help protect property our operations staff are deploying sand bags. If any residents have their own flood protection, we recommend that this is installed now. This Flood Warning will be updated by 12:00 on 17/02/2020.