Flood Alert Info - River Beane catchment

Area Description

The River Beane catchment including the Stevenage Brook and the Dane End Tributary.
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 14 Jan 2021 16:42
River Beane, Dane End Tributary, Stevenage Brook
Overnight on Wednesday and during the daytime on Thursday we have seen consistent heavy rainfall across the area. This has caused rivers and streams to rise. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river throughout the evening on Thursday. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. High river levels are likely in Walkern, Stevenage, Watton-at-Stone, Stapleford, Waterford and Hertford. We expect the river to remain high today as further rain is forecast during the day. We are closely monitoring the situation and property flooding is not currently expected. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. This message will be updated on Friday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 19:23
Beane, Dane End Tributary, Stevenage brook
Over the course of the day we have seen moderately heavy rainfall in the area. The River Beane has started to rise in response to this rainfall. We expect the River Beane to continue to rise overnight Tuesday 26th December and remain high throughout Wednesday 27th December. No flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. We are continuing to monitor river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages This message will be updated at 10am on Wednesday 27th December or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 12:44
Beane, Dane End Tributary, Stevenage brook
Persistent heavy rain is expected during the evening of Tuesday 26th December 2017 and overnight in to the morning of Wednesday 27th December 2017. River levels are currently normal for the time of year and are expected to rise following the forecast rainfall. Flooding to low lying roads, land, gardens backing on to rivers and surface water flooding is expected between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, 26th to 27th December. We expect the river to remain high in to the afternoon and evening of 27th December 2017. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes. The river Beane is expected to be particularly high in Hertford. We also have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. This message will be updated this evening or earlier if the situation changes.