Flood Alert Info - River Ash in Hertfordshire

Area Description

The River Ash in Hertfordshire including Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham, Much Hadham and Wareside.
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.

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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 30 Jan 2021 20:00
Ash
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall across the area. Further rain has fallen today, Saturday 30 January. Levels are steady on the River Ash but remain high. No further rain is forecast overnight. The main areas of concern are Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham, Much Hadham and Wareside. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river Ash is possible and flooding from surface water may also remain. We expect the river to remain high overnight and into Sunday, though flooding to properties is not expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels closely and have staff on standby and ready to respond. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 31 January, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 11:15
Ash
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall across the area. Levels are steady on the River Ash but remain high. Further rain has fallen today, Saturday 30 January and it is possible river levels will rise once again in response to this. The main areas of concern are Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham, Much Hadham and Wareside. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the River Ash is still possible and flooding from surface water could also occur. We expect the river to remain high throughout Saturday though flooding to properties is not expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels closely and have staff on standby and ready to respond. This message will be updated on Saturday evening, 30 January or earlier if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 21:36
Ash
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall across the area. Levels have begun falling on the River Ash throughout Friday, but remain high. Further heavy rainfall is forecast from the early hours of Saturday 30 January and it is possible river levels will rise once again in response to this. The main areas of concern are Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham, Much Hadham and Wareside. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river Ash is still possible and flooding from surface water could also occur. We expect the river to remain high throughout Saturday though flooding to properties is not expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels closely and have staff on standby and ready to respond. This message will be updated at on Saturday morning, 30 January or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 09:28
Ash
Over the last 48 hours we have seen some heavy rainfall. Levels are no longer rising in the Ash catchment but are still high. Further heavy rainfall is forecast from the early hours of Saturday 30 January and it is possible river levels will rise in response to this. The main areas of concern are Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham, Much Hadham and Wareside. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river Ash is still possible and flooding from surface water could also occur. We expect the river to remain high throughout Friday though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated on Friday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 19:37
Ash
Over the last 24 hours we have seen some heavy rainfall. Levels are falling in the River Ash catchment but are still higher than normal. Further rainfall is forecast overnight on Thursday 28 January and it is possible river levels will rise again in response to this. The main areas of concern are Furneux Pelham, Little Hadham, Much Hadham and Wareside. Flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river Ash is still possible and flooding from surface water could also occur. We expect the river to remain high throughout Thursday night though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated on Friday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 11:28
Ash
Throughout Wednesday night we have seen heavy rainfall across the area. This has caused the river Ash to rise. The mains areas of concern are Little Hadham, Much Hadham and Wareside. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river today on Thursday 28 January. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high on Thursday. Some further rainfall is forecast overnight tonight. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff on standby to clear any blockages. This message will be updated on Thursday evening or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 19:44
Ash
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the area. This means water levels in the River Ash are still rising. Some further light rainfall is forecast although the heaviest rain has passed. In the Wareside area there is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river throughout the evening and overnight on Thursday 14 January. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high overnight on Thursday 14 January. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue a Flood Warning if property flooding is expected. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are continuing to monitor river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated on Friday morning or earlier if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 07:18
Ash
Overnight into Thursday we have seen consistent heavy rainfall across the area. This has caused rivers and streams to rise across the catchment. There is likely to be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river throughout the day on Thursday. Flooding from surface water, where water gathers and flows off road surfaces, could also occur. We expect the river to remain high today as further rain is forecast during the day. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue a Flood Warning if property flooding is 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 this afternoon or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 22:26
Ash
We have issued a Flood Alert. Rain, associated with Storm Dennis, has been falling overnight and throughout today, Sunday 16 February. The water level on the River Ash has risen as a result. Further rain is predicted throughout the night on Sunday. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible in Hertfordshire overnight. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We recommend you monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor rainfall and river levels. We will update this message on Monday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 17:30
Ash
We have issued a Flood Alert. Rain, associated with Storm Dennis, has been falling overnight and throughout today, Sunday 16 February. The water level on the River Ash has risen as a result. Further rain is predicted throughout the day on Sunday. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and riverside gardens is possible in Hertfordshire tonight. Surface water flooding may also affect these areas. We recommend you monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. We are continuing to monitor rainfall and river levels. We will update this message on Sunday night or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 16:41
Ash
River levels are forecast to rise on the River Ash in Hertfordshire as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected from 20:00 tonight, Thursday 16 January, and into Friday morning. We expect river levels to remain high overnight and into tomorrow and are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages. Please monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 10:00 tomorrow morning, Friday 17 January, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 18:23
Ash
River levels are rising on the River Ash in Hertfordshire as a result of persistent heavy rainfall over recent days. Flooding of roads and low lying land is expected this evening and overnight Friday 20 December. The area most at risk includes low lying land close to rivers in the Wareside area. Surface water flooding is also likely to occur. Further rainfall is forecast overnight and tomorrow morning and we expect river levels to remain high overnight and into Saturday 21 December. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring rainfall and river levels and have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. Please monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. You should avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 11:00 on 21/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 19:23
Ash
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 rivers 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. No property flooding is expected at the current time. We also have staff on standby to attend to any blockages in the river. This message will be updated at 10.00am on Wednesday 27th December or earlier if the situation changes.