Flood Alert Info - River Ivel in Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire

Area Description

River Ivel from Langford to Blunham including Purwell, Hiz, Flit and Hit.
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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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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 21:38
River Ivel
River levels remain high but are falling at the Shefford river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. While levels remain high the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Ivel from Langford to Blunham, including the rivers Purwell, Hiz, Flit and Hit. Further rainfall is forecast tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:00
River Ivel
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Shefford river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Ivel from Langford to Blunham, including the rivers Purwell, Hiz, Flit and Hit. Further rainfall is forecast tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 17:42
River Ivel
River levels are rising at the Shefford river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall overnight and this morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Ivel from Langford to Blunham, including the rivers Purwell, Hiz, Flit and Hit Further rainfall is forecast tomorrow. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 16:24
River Ivel
This message has been issued due to the heavy rain experienced over the last 24 hours. The forecast is for light rain over the next 24 hours. We are expecting river levels to react to further rainfall. Locations most at risk are River Ivel from Langford to Blunham including Purwell, Hiz, Flit and Hit. The Environment Agency are monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Take care on riverside roads and footpaths. Do not walk or drive through flood water.