Flood Warning Info - Great Stour from Lenham Heath to Hothfield

Area Description

The Great Stour from Lenham Heath to Hothfield including Charing Heath, Little Chart and the Hothfield Flood Storage Area.

This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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Flood Warning Currently in Force

There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

The red highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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


Flood Warning issued on 1 May 2018 04:22
Great Stour, Stour
River levels have peaked and begun to fall in the Great Stour from Lenham Heath to Hothfield. The river levels peaked at around midnight, and will continue to fall through Tuesday morning. Ground conditions remain very wet following rainfall on Monday, and there will continue to be some flooding impacts. The situation will improve through Tuesday. The Flood Storage Area at Hothfield is storing floodwater, reducing river levels and flood impacts downstream. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message on Tuesday morning.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Apr 2018 23:03
Great Stour, Stour
River levels are peaking in the Great Stour from Lenham Heath to Hothfield between 11pm and midnight, Monday 30th April. No further increase in river levels is expected. River levels are forecast to fall overnight. We will continue to monitor river levels through the night, and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Apr 2018 15:07
Great Stour, Stour
River levels are rising in response to the heavy rainfall early on Monday 30 April. Flooding of property close to the river Great Stour is expected. River levels are expected to continue to rise this afternoon and peak early evening. The current forecast is for rain to continue this afternoon and cease by early evening. We will continue to monitor levels and update this message if conditions change. Further information on river levels can be viewed on our website, www.environment-agency.gov.uk.