Flood Alert Info - Lower River Stour

Area Description

The River Stour from the A2070 at Conningbrook Manor to Fordwich, including Wye, Godmersham, Shalmsford Street, Chartham, Canterbury and Sturry.
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

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


Flood Alert issued on 2 May 2018 17:09
Great Stour, Stour
River levels in the Great Stour remain high following rainfall on Monday 30 April. River levels continue to fall but are forecast to remain high between Canterbury and Fordwich throughout Wednesday 2 May. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, but we do not expect any flooding to properties. Further rain has fallen during Wednesday but we do not expect the current conditions to change significantly. Drier conditions are forecast from Thursday 3 May onwards. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 2 May 2018 09:23
Great Stour, Stour
River levels in the River Stour remain high following rainfall on Monday 30 April. River levels continue to fall at Wye but remain high through Canterbury. River levels are forecast to remain high between Canterbury and Fordwich throughout Wednesday 2 May. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, but we do not expect any flooding to properties. Further rain is forecast on Wednesday 2 May but this is unlikely to result in worsening of flood conditions. Drier conditions are forecast from Thursday 3 May onwards. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 1 May 2018 21:44
Great Stour, Stour
River levels in the River Stour remain high following rainfall on Monday 30 April. River levels are slowly falling at Wye but remain high through Canterbury. River levels are forecast to remain high between Canterbury and Fordwich throughout Wednesday 2 May. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, but we do not expect any flooding to properties. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 1 May 2018 13:32
Great Stour, Stour
River levels in the River Stour remain high following rainfall on Monday. River level peaked at Wye overnight, and will slowly start to fall through Tuesday. Canterbury river levels are currently expected to peak on Tuesday afternoon. Some flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, but we do not expect any flooding to properties. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 1 May 2018 05:18
Great Stour, Stour
River levels in the River Stour remain high following rainfall on Monday. River level peaked at Wye overnight, and will slowly start to fall through Tuesday. In Chartham and Canterbury river levels are still rising, and are currently expected to peak on Tuesday afternoon. Some flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, but we do not expect any flooding to properties. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message as the situation develops.


Flood Alert issued on 1 May 2018 00:42
Great Stour, Stour
River levels in the River Stour remain high following rainfall on Monday. River levels have peaked at Wye, and will slowly start to fall through the night. In Chartham and Canterbury river levels will continue to rise, and are currently expected to peak on Tuesday afternoon. Some flooding of low lying land and roads is expected, but flooding to properties is not expected. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message on Tuesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 18:01
Great Stour, Stour
River levels will continue to rise in the River Stour, following heavy rain during Monday 30 April. Further light rain will continue into the evening. Tuesday 1 May will be mainly dry. River levels between Wye and Canterbury will continue to rise overnight but we do not expect flooding of property from the river at this stage. We will monitor the situation overnight and update this message if the situation changes.