Flood Warning Info - South Ashford on the East Stour River, Aylesford Stream, Whytewater Dyke and Ruckinge Dyke

Area Description

Properties at risk from the East Stour and Whitewater and Ruckinge Dykes including Park Farm, Kingsnorth, the A2070, Beaver and South Ashford.
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 22 Dec 2019 21:54
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
River levels remain high in Ashford following rainfall over the last few days. We expect river levels to fall through Sunday 22 and Monday 23 December. No further heavy or prolonged rainfall is forecast, and we expect the situation to improve. We will update this message by 9am on Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 15:08
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
River levels remain high in Ashford following rainfall over the last few days. We expect river levels to fall through Sunday 22 December. No further heavy or prolonged rainfall is forecast, and we expect the situation to improve. We will update this message by 11pm on Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 05:06
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
River levels remain high in Ashford following rainfall over the last few days. We expect river levels to fall through Sunday 22 December. No further heavy or prolonged rainfall is forecast, and we expect the situation to improve. We will update this message by 3pm on Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 19:43
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
Levels in the Great Stour through Ashford Town Centre remain high. Further rainfall is forecast this evening on Saturday 21 December which is likely to result in further small increases in river level overnight. Levels should begin to fall during Sunday 23 December. This message will be updated by 6am on Sunday.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 13:14
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
Heavy showers have held river levels high and they remain at their peak level. This warning remains in force. We are continuing to monitor conditions in the catchment and are clearing blockages where they are identified. We are storing water at Aldington and Hothfield upstream of Ashford . Residents are recommended to remain vigilant. A few heavy showers are forecast throughout the day before a band of frontal rain passes through overnight from saturday to sunday 21st to 22nd December 2019. River levels will respond to this but given the forecast it is not thought that conditions will be any worse than they were on Friday


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 05:05
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
River levels remain high but steady following prolonged rainfall, especially in Ashford. Flooding of properties, including The Stour centre, roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties along Tannery Lane. Further rainfall is forecast through Saturday 21 December which may cause levels to rise again. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Saturday afternoon 21/12/2019


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 00:50
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
River levels are high but steady as a result of persistent heavy rainfall on Friday 20/12/2019. Consequently, flooding of properties, including The Stour centre, roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties along Tannery Lane. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may cause levels to rise again. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Saturday morning 21/12/2019.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 01:04
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
River levels in the area rose quickly at 22:45 on 19/12/2019 but have now returned to the expected level for the current weather conditions. This was likley to have been caused by a blockage in the watercourse. Flooding of properties is no longer forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. This Flood Warning is likely to be removed in the morning, however a Flood Alert will remain in force.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Dec 2019 23:03
East Stour, Whitewater Dyke, Ruckinge Dyke
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) is imminent. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties along Tannery Lane. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are attending site to investigate. This message will be updated shortly.