Flood Warning Info - River Medway, Alder Stream, Coult Stream and River Bourne at East Peckham

Area Description

River Medway and The Bourne at East Peckham, including Little Mill and Hale Street.
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 6 Mar 2020 11:08
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected to continue. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties at Little Mill and the Branbridges Industrial Estate. No further rainfall is forecast until Sunday. We expect river levels to remain high until 07/03/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please activate any property flood protection measures you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers and move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated by 7pm this evening, 06/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Mar 2020 00:17
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels have risen and remain high in the East Peckham area following the persistent heavy rainfall. Flooding is expected to continue into Friday morning, 6 March. There is still risk of flooding for properties at Little Mill and roads in the area may also be flooded. The heaviest rainfall has now cleared so we do not expect flooding to get significantly worse, but water levels are expected to stay high throughout Friday 6 March. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room and have had staff patrolling the area. Please remain aware of your conditions locally, particularly around Little Mill. Other areas may still experience impacts so please avoid contact with flood waters, standing waters may remain even as the river levels fall. This message will be updated by 10am this morning, Friday 06/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 17:19
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels continue to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected from 11pm tonight, Thursday 5th March 2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties at Little Mill. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety, avoid contact with flood water and remain safe in the area of concern. This message will be updated by 11pm tonight, Thursday 5th March or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 07:49
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels remain high on the River Medway as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of isolated properties close to the river remains possible but the overall risk will continue to reduce throughout today and into this evening, Tuesday 18 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating our defences and structures and liaising with our partners. Please continue to be aware of your flood risk and consider moving possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated by 5pm on Tuesday 18 February.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 20:24
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels remain high on the River Medway as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of isolated properties close to the river remains possible but the overall risk is reducing this evening and overnight into Tuesday, 18 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating our defences and structures and liaising with our partners. Please continue to be aware of your flood risk and consider moving possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated by 9am on Tuesday 18 February.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 13:57
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels remain high on the River Medway as a result of heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Flooding of isolated properties close to the river remains possible today, Monday 17 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating our defences and structures and liaising with our partners. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety, and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 8pm on Monday 17 February or sooner if the situation worsens.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 04:20
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels have peaked and are slowly falling. Flooding of isolated properties close to the river at Little Mill remains possible today Monday 17 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating our defences and structures and liaising with our partners. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety, and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 3pm on Monday 17 February or sooner if the situation worsens.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 21:37
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels remain very high as a result of heavy rainfall today, Sunday 16 February. Flooding of isolated properties close to the river at Little Mill is possible this evening. River levels on the River Bourne are expected to peak at Little Mill at 11pm tonight, Sunday 16 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating our defences and structures and liaising with our partners. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety, and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 5am on Monday 17 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 14:41
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels are high and are continuing to rise quickly as a result of heavy rainfall today, Sunday 16 February. Flooding of property is expected between 3:30pm and 5:30pm for properties close to the river at Hadlow and Little Mill. Rainfall is forecast to clear the area by 6pm this evening. We expect river levels on the River Bourne to peak at Little Mill by midnight tonight, Monday 17 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating our defences and structures and liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated by 10pm on Sunday 16 February or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 21:54
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels in the River Bourne rose again following heavy rain on Saturday evening. However, we do not expect levels to reach as high as on Friday 20 December. We continue to operate the flood storage area at Leigh, and flows in the River Medway will remain steady through Monday 23 December. We will update this message by 9am on Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 15:12
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels in the River Bourne rose again following heavy rain on Saturday evening. However, we do not expect levels to reach as high as on Friday 20 December. We continue to operate the flood storage area at Leigh, and flows in the River Medway will remain steady through Sunday 22 December. We will update this message by 11pm on Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 09:05
River Medway, River Bourne
This Flood Warning is still in force. This update is to inform you of rising river levels in the River Medway in East Peckham. It is highly likely that the River Medway will start to flow into Old Road from Pinkham Lane. Also the river is starting to flow into Branbridges Industrial Estate on the island and into the light industrial areas on the south (Hop Farm) side of the river. Our officers are on site now and assessing the situation. We have contacted the Police to arrange road closures. This message will be updated as the situation changes. We are storing water at the Leigh Flood Storage Area and have been since late on Friday, the discharge has been fixed throughout this time.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 07:40
River Medway, River Bourne
This flood warning is still in force. This update is to inform you of rising river levels in the River Medway in East Peckham. It is highly likely that the River Medway will start to flow into Old Road from Pinkham Lane. Also the river is starting to flow into Branbridges Industrial Estate on the island and into the light industrial areas on the south (Hop Farm) side of the river. Our officers are on site now and assessing the situation. A more detailed update will follow by 8.30am this morning, Sunday 22/12/19. We are storing water at the Leigh Flood Storage Area and have been since late on Friday, the discharge has been fixed throughout this time.


Flood Warning issued on 22 Dec 2019 05:06
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels in the River Bourne rose again following heavy rain on Saturday evening. However, we do not expect levels to reach as high as on Friday 20 December. We continue to operate the flood storage area at Leigh, and flows in the River Medway will remain steady through Sunday 22 December. We will update this message by 3pm on Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 17:31
River Medway, River Bourne
Levels in the Medway at East Peckham have now peaked but are likely to remain high overnight, before falling during Sunday 22 December. Residents should remain vigilant and avoid flooded land or driving through flooded roads. We continue to monitor the situation. This message will be updated by 8am on Sunday 22 December or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 11:38
River Medway, River Bourne
River Levels have fallen since yesterday but are showing a slight response to overnight showers. However, river levels are continuing to rise in the river Medway and will remain high until late on Monday, 23.12.2019. Scattered showers are crossing the county through the afternoon and will be followed by overnight rain. It is not anticipated that this will cause conditions to be any worse than they have been over the last few days. Residents should remain vigilant as some heavy showers may be embedded in the frontal rain. We are checking conditions to ensure there are no blockages. The Coult stream dam is now nearly empty. We are operating the Leigh Flood storage reservoir and expect to do so until Monday evening 23/12/19.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Dec 2019 01:01
River Medway, River Bourne
Levels in the River Bourne are now falling at both Hadlow and Little Mill. We are impounding flows at the Leigh Flood Storage Area, and expect to release 75 cubic metres a second through Saturday 21/12/2019. Further rain showers are forecast on Saturday which could result in further increases in river level. The imminent risk of flooding in the catchment has now passed, but river levels will rise again in response to any further rainfall. This message will be updated by 6am on Saturday, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 15:34
River Medway, River Bourne
Levels in the River Bourne at Hadlow are now falling slowly but may continue to rise at Little Mill. Levels in the River Medway are also likely to increase throughout the evening of Friday 20 December. Further heavy showers are forecast overnight which could result in further increases in river level. The risk of flooding in the catchment remains in force. This message will be updated by 23:00 on Friday 20 December.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Dec 2019 06:27
River Medway, River Bourne
River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainfall. Flooding of property is possible from 07:30am this morning, 20/12/19. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties in the area, particularly around Little Mill. Rainfall is clearing by 10am this morning, and scattered isolated showers are expected through Friday 20/12/19. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please consider moving possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated by 14:00 pm on 20/12/19, or as the situation changes.