Flood Alert Info - Nailbourne and Little Stour area

Area Description

Communities on the Nailbourne, Little Stour and River Wingham, including Lyminge, Elham, Barham, Bridge, Bekesbourne, Littlebourne, Ickham, Wickhambreaux and Wingham.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2020 11:58
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February. Groundwater levels have now peaked and so flows have stabilised. Some fords in Barham and Bridge are likely to remain closed for much of April. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weed screens and culverts regularly. The forecast is for predominantly dry conditions to continue for this week. This Flood Alert is will be updated on Tuesday 7th April 2020.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2020 14:04
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February. Groundwater levels have now peaked and so flows have stabilised. Some fords in Barham and Bridge are likely to remain closed for much of April. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. The forecast is for dry conditions to continue until early Monday 6 April, when widespread rain is forecast. This rain is not currently expected to be significant or result in a worsening of flood conditions. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force until Monday 6 April when this message will be updated, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2020 11:28
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February. Groundwater levels have now peaked and so flows in the Nailbourne and Little Stour have stabilised. Some fords in Barham and Bridge are likely to remain closed for much of April. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force until Friday 3 April when this message will be updated, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2020 13:45
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2020 10:29
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Mar 2020 10:32
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Mar 2020 10:47
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Mar 2020 10:33
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Mar 2020 10:32
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Mar 2020 10:23
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Mar 2020 13:28
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2020 15:58
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Mar 2020 12:12
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Mar 2020 14:39
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Mar 2020 15:58
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Mar 2020 13:00
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Mar 2020 12:17
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2020 09:28
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2020 09:12
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2020 09:54
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. Rain is expected today, Sunday 15th March. The river may rise slightly, but will return to previous levels by Monday 16th March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Mar 2020 09:36
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. Rain is expected on Saturday 14th March and on Sunday 15th March. The river may rise slightly, but will return to previous levels by Monday 16th March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2020 13:41
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. Rain is expected on Saturday 14th March and on Sunday 15th March. The river may rise slightly, but will return to previous levels by Monday 16th March. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 12:13
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 07:18
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 09:31
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Mar 2020 08:18
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning 10 March.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Mar 2020 08:14
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2020 12:22
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2020 19:56
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour have been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are coordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This message will be updated daily.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2020 19:06
Little Stour, Nailbourne, River Wingham, River Stour
The Nailbourne and Little Stour has been flowing since February and rising groundwater levels mean flooding is now possible. Flooding of low lying land, gardens and roads is now possible at any location including Elham, Patrixbourne, Littlebourne and Wickhambreaux. Some fords in Barham and Bridge will remain closed during March. The Little Stour Flood Relief Channel is in partial operation at Littlebourne. Temporary defences operate in Barham. The internal flooding of residential properties at ground level is not expected. This Flood Alert is likely to remain in force throughout March. We are monitoring the situation continually and are co-ordinating efforts with local authorities and community leaders. Our incident response staff are attending weedscreens and culverts regularly. This message will be updated daily.