Flood Alert Info - Rivers on the Isle of Sheppey

Area Description

The Scrapsgate Drain from the B2008 to the sea, through Minster and Scrapsgate and the Warden Bay Drain from Bay View to the sea, including Warden and surrounding holiday villages.
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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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 05:11
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels in both the Scrapsgate Drain and Warden Bay Drain have peaked following the heavy rainfall experienced yesterday, Thursday 05/03/2020. Water levels in the drains are still expected to cause flooding to low lying land and roads in the coming hours, this is likely to continue until at least the early afternoon today, Friday 06/03/2020. No further heavy rain is forecast in the next two days so water levels can be expected to continue to fall over this time, although some further rises are possible around high tides when water may back up within the drains and could cause some further flooding. We will continue to monitor the situation closely from our incident room, and have also had staff on the Isle of Sheppey checking for blockages. This message will be updated or removed by 2pm today, Friday 06/03/2020.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 16:49
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible this afternoon, Thursday 5th March 2020. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads along Warden Bay Drain, within Warden Bay. The heaviest rain is expected to clear by this evening, although there may be further scattered showers overnight. We expect river levels to begin falling overnight, once the high tide has passed. We are closely monitoring the situation and are ready to respond if required. Please remain aware of your local situation. This message will be updated by 0900 on Friday 6th March 2020, or sooner if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 00:51
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels remain high following the heavy rainfall over the last 36 hours. We believe there is a possibility of further flooding for low lying land and roads along Warden Bay Drain, within Warden Bay around the next high tide at 5:26am today, 17/02/20. Whilst water levels have fallen over the last few hours they could rise further again. Flooding is possible from around 4am onwards and could continue later into the morning today. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. We had staff in the area yesterday and are prepared to respond again should this be required. This message will be updated by 12pm, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 18:14
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is imminent. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads along Warden Bay Drain, within Warden Bay. No further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 22:00 today, Sunday 16/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 05:02
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels are high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding of low lying land and roads remains. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 21:58
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels are high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding of low lying land and roads remains. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the night and into Sunday 22/12/2019. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:50
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels are high but steady as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding of low lying land and roads remains. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today, Saturday 21/12/2019 and into Sunday 22/12/2019. Our incident response staff are actively monitoring the situation and are prepared to respond if required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 04:55
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. We expect flooding for low lying land, gardens and roads close to the river. Particular areas of concern include Warden Bay Drain, within Warden Bay and close to the holiday parks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. We are monitoring this situation closely from our incident room and we are prepared to respond or issue further messages if required. Please maintain awareness of your local situation and avoid contact with flood waters. Further rainfall is expected throughout Saturday 21/12/2019 which may cause further rises in river levels. This message will be updated by 4pm Saturday 21/12/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 15:24
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. We expect flooding for low lying land, gardens and roads close to the river. Particular areas of concern include Warden Bay Drain, within Warden Bay and close to the holiday parks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and liaising with emergency services and our partners. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are monitoring this situation closely from our incident room and are prepared to respond or issue further messages if required. Please maintain awareness of your local situation and avoid contact with flood waters. Further rainfall is expected throughout Saturday 21/12/2019, which may cause further rises in river levels. This message will be updated by 8am Saturday 21/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 06:26
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall and the high tide which has caused tide locking on Warden Bay drain. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected this morning. It is likely that flooding will occur on low lying land and roads along Warden Bay Drain, within Warden Bay. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. The river level is expected to peak at 06:30 am this morning, but will fall once the high tide has passed. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris and operating our defences and structures. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates by 13:00 or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 17:53
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall overnight and the effect of high tides. We have seen some flooding of roads and farmland this morning which continued this afternoon, Tuesday 17/12/2019. Specific locations affected include low lying land and roads along Warden Bay Drain, within Warden Bay and close to the holiday parks. There is the possibility of some continued flooding overnight tonight, as the water levels are dropping slowly in the area. As a forwards look, the weather is expected to be unsettled into the weekend and may cause rivers in the area to stay higher than normal and respond again. We are closely monitoring the situation and will issue further messages if required. Our incident response staff have checked our defences and structures and cleared trash screens in the area today. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood waters. This message will be updated by 10am tomorrow, 18/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 10:29
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, we have seen flooding of roads and farmland now and through to late this evening, 17/12/2019. We expect flooding for low lying land and roads along Warden Bay Drain, within Warden Bay and close to the holiday parks. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking our defences and structures and clearing trash screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 7pm 17/12/2019.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 21:16
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels on the Isle of Sheppey have risen in response to heavy rainfall. River levels remain high. Due to high tides shortly after midnight flooding to low lying land and roads in areas close to the river, including around Warden Bay and the Scrapsgate Drain should be expected. Property flooding is not currently expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 16:05
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
River levels on the Isle of Sheppey have risen in response to heavy rainfall resulting in flooding to low lying land and roads in areas close to the river, including vulnerable areas around Warden Bay and the Scrapsgate Drain. Standing water is expected to remain for a number of days, however we do not expect river levels to rise any further. Property flooding is not currently expected. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 03:34
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
We issued a flood alert pre-emptively due to heavy rainfall expected overnight and through Monday 30 April. River levels on the Isle of Sheppey are expected to rise in response to this rainfall. This will combine with the high tide at 1.45pm on 30 April. Flooding is possible for low lying land and roads in the areas close to the river, including vulnerable areas around Warden Bay. Surface water flooding should be possible, however property flooding is not currently expected at this stage. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages in this location. We will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Apr 2018 17:57
Scrapsgate Drain, Warden Bay Drain
We are expecting heavy rainfall overnight which is likely to cause rivers on the Isle of Sheppey to rise. This will combine with the high tide at 1:30am on the 30th of April. This may result in flooding to low lying land and roads. In particular vulnerable locations in Warden Bay. No flooding to properties is expected at this stage. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message as the situation changes. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the area checking for, and clearing, blockages.