Flood Alert Info - Lower Stour and Tributaries

Area Description

Tributaries between Wimborne and Christchurch.

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 2 Apr 2018 15:25
River Allen, River Stour
Levels in the Lower Stour are now responding to heavy rainfall that fell at the end of last week, which has been added to by last night's input from local streams including the Moors River through Ferndown. Expect levels to continue to trend upwards over the next 36 hours. With the exception of a handful of properties in the Redbridge area of Bournemouth the impact is likely to be limited to flooding of fields and footpaths.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 19:40
River Allen, River Stour
Water levels in the lower River Stour and tributaries from Wimborne to Christchurch are expected to rise. Persistent and heavy rain are forecast for overnight and into Monday morning. Rivers are likely to respond.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 15:17
River Allen, River Stour
After the recent rainfall, water levels in the lower River Stour and tributaries from Wimborne to Christchurch are rising and with further downpours may exceed bankful conditions.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 20:13
Stour, Allen
Following heavy rain over the holiday period the river levels in the Lower Stour have now started to respond. Low lying farm land close to the river will flood, and some minor roads and paths will also be affected. The flood peak will pass through Blandford by midnight, arriving at Wimborne in the early morning. The lower reaches towards Bournemouth and Christchurch will respond later on Thursday. We do not anticipate properties to be affected, however members of the public should remain vigilant.