Flood Warning Info - Grove Ferry and Plucks Gutter

Area Description

The Great Stour at Grove Ferry and Plucks Gutter.
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 2 Feb 2021 11:00
River Stour
Following several days of sustained rainfall across East Kent, river flows are combining with spring tides. There is heightened flood risk along the Tidal River Stour, including a threat of internal flooding to riverside property around Plucks Gutter and Grove Ferry. The next high tide at Plucks Gutter will be around 4.30pm on Tuesday 2 February 2021. Levels are now starting to diminish as we move into a neap cycle and river flows decrease slightly. Our incident response staff are operating Stonar Cut and are monitoring the situation closely. More rain is forecast with scattered heavy showers this afternoon before a frontal system arrives on Wednesday 3 February 2021. It will take 36 hours or so for this rain to arrive in the tidal reaches of the river. This message will be updated as the situation requires. Members of the public should avoid driving in floodwaters and keep abreast of these messages as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 22:42
River Stour
Following several days of sustained rainfall across East Kent, river flows are now combining with spring tides. There is heightened flood risk along the Tidal River Stour including a threat of internal flooding to riverside property around Plucks Gutter and Grove Ferry. The next high tide at Plucks Gutter will be around 4.45am on Tuesday 2 February. Levels are falling as the fluvial flood peak is passing and the spring tide cycle comes to a close. It is possible that this warning might be required for one more tide on Tuesday. Our incident response staff are operating Stonar Cut and are monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated as the situation requires. Further rain is forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday. Members of the public should avoid driving in floodwaters and keep abreast of these messages as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 19:38
River Stour
Following several days of sustained rainfall across East Kent, river flows are now combining with spring tides. There is heightened flood risk along the Tidal River Stour, including a threat of internal flooding to riverside property around Plucks Gutter and Grove Ferry. The next high tide at Plucks Gutter will be around 4.45am on Tuesday 1 February 2021. Levels are falling as the fluvial flood peak is passing, and the spring tide cycle comes to a close. It is possible that this warning might be required for one more tide on Tuesday. Our incident response staff are operating Stonar Cut and are monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated as the situation requires. Further rain is forecast on Tuesday 2 February 2021 and Wednesday 3 February 2021. Members of the public should avoid driving in floodwaters and keep abreast of these messages as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Feb 2021 11:50
River Stour
Following several days of sustained rainfall across East Kent, river flows are now combining with spring tides. There is heightened flood risk along the Tidal River Stour including a threat of internal flooding to riverside property around Plucks Gutter and Grove Ferry. The next high tide at Plucks Gutter will be around 3.45pm on Monday 1 February. The high tide will be comparable to but slightly lower than the overnight level, after which levels will start to diminish as we move into a neap cycle and river flows decrease slightly. This Flood Warning is likely to remain in force Monday and possibly beyond into Tuesday 2 February 2021. Our incident response staff are operating Stonar Cut and are monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated as the situation requires. Further rain is forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday. Members of the public should avoid driving in floodwaters and keep abreast of these messages as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Jan 2021 18:05
River Stour
Following several days of sustained rainfall across East Kent, now combining with a period of spring tides, there is heightened flood risk along the Tidal River Stour including a threat of internal flooding to riverside property around Plucks Gutter and Grove Ferry. The next high tide at Plucks Gutter will be around 3am on Monday 1 February. Tonight’s high tide will be comparable to slightly higher than this afternoons level, after which levels will start to diminish as we move into a neap cycle and river flows decrease slightly. This Flood Warning is likely to remain in force overnight Sunday and into Monday and possibly beyond into Tuesday. Our incident response staff are operating Stonar Cut and are monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated as the situation requires. Members of the public should avoid driving in floodwaters and keep abreast of these messages as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 31 Jan 2021 08:27
River Stour
Following several days of sustained rainfall across East Kent, now combining with a period of spring tides, there is heightened flood risk along the Tidal River Stour, including a threat of internal flooding to riverside property around Plucks Gutter and Grove Ferry. The next high tide at Plucks Gutter will be around 2:45pm on Sunday, 31 January 2021. The next high tide at Grove Ferry will be around 3:15pm on Sunday 31 January 2021. Today’s high tide will be comparable to last night’s level, although importantly tonight’s tide will be slightly higher. This Flood Warning is likely to remain in force overnight Sunday 31 January, and into Monday 1 February, and possibly beyond into Tuesday 2 February. Our incident response staff are operating Stonar Cut and are monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated as the situation requires. Members of the public should avoid driving in floodwaters, and keep abreast of these messages as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Jan 2021 16:31
River Stour
Following several days of sustained rainfall the peak river level is making its way down through the tidal Stour. The high tide tonight will coincide with this fluvial peak between 1 and 2 am on the morning of 31 January 2021. We believe there is a possibility of flooding to affect some properties around Grove Ferry and Plucks Gutter. Our incident response staff are operating Stonar Cut and are monitoring the situation closely. This message will be updated as the situation requires and for the high tide levels expected on Sunday and Monday. These are forecast to be higher especially the one in the small hours of the morning of Monday 1 February 2021. Members of the public should avoid driving in floodwaters and keep abreast of these messages as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 28 Dec 2020 17:53
River Stour
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall over the Stour catchment. Flooding of property, roads and low lying land is possible between 11pm this evening on Monday 28 December 2020 and 2:30am on Tuesday 29 December. There is a possibility of flooding which could affect some properties around Grove Ferry and Plucks Gutter. We expect river levels at Grove Ferry to reach an approximate level of 2.45 metres above Ordnance Datum. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are operating Stonar Cut to help reduce water levels. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated by 8am on Tuesday 29 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Dec 2020 10:44
River Stour
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall over the Stour catchment. Flooding of property, roads and low lying land is expected between 12:30pm and 3:30pm today, Monday 28 December 2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding to affect some properties around Grove Ferry and Plucks Gutter. We expect river levels at Grove Ferry to reach an approximate level of 2.45metres above Ordnance Datum. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and will operate Stonar Cut later today. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated by 6pm this afternoon, Monday 28 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Dec 2019 08:45
River Stour
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of prolonged rainfall and high flows in the River Stour over the last few days. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible in the next 2 tides. This morning from 10am, and again overnight tonight from 9pm flooding may affect some properties around Grove Ferry and Plucks Gutter. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff will be out in the community. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety, move any vehicles away from areas that may be affected and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 5pm on 23/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 18:08
River Stour
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of high flows in the River Stour over the last few days. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible in the next 2 tides. Tonight from 8:00 pm 22/12/19 and through to Monday 23/12/19 1:00 am. Water levels are likely to be higher on the second tide, Monday 23/12/19 from 8:00am to 1:00pm, which may affect some properties around Grove Ferry and Plucks Gutter. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff will be out in the community. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety, move any vehicles away from areas that may be affected and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 9:00am on 23/12/19, or as the situation changes.