Flood Alert Info - River Bourne from Hadlow to East Peckham

Area Description

The River Bourne from Hadlow to East Peckham, including Golden Green and Little Mill.
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 9 Feb 2019 19:20
River Bourne
River levels have fallen during the day but further rainfall is forecast overnight and early on Sunday 10 February. Consequently, the risk of flooding may increase overnight and tomorrow. Levels will also remain high in the River Medway causing levels to remain high at Little Mill. Flooding of properties is not 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. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Sunday 10 February.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2019 08:17
River Bourne
River levels remain high but are falling rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Levels will increase in the River Medway today causing levels to remain high at Little Mill. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. No further rainfall is forecast until this evening on Saturday 9 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 18:00 on Saturday 9 February.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2019 20:30
River Bourne
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads along the River Bourne at Hadlow and Little Mill overnight on Friday 8 February. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. No further rainfall is forecast until the evening of Saturday 9 February. We expect river levels to rise until 02:00 on Saturday 9 February. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in the morning of Saturday 9 February.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2018 17:23
River Bourne
This is a pre-emptive Flood Alert. River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall later tonight. Consequently, flooding could occur from 05:00am Friday 21 December, but this is based on the forecast of overnight rain. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads along the River Bourne at Hadlow and Little Mill. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages and debris from rivers. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated during the morning of Friday 21 December.


Flood Alert issued on 1 May 2018 03:06
River Bourne
River levels remain high in the River Bourne catchment, but peaked overnight and are now falling. Tuesday is forecast to be dry, which will allow river levels to continue falling through the day. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will update this message on Tuesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 18:51
River Bourne
River levels will continue to rise in the River Bourne following heavy rain during Monday 30 April. Further light rain is possible this evening. River levels at Hadlow and Little Mill will continue to rise overnight. We do not expect flooding of property from the river at this stage but will review the situation regularly and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Apr 2018 10:56
River Bourne
River levels on the River Bourne are rising again in response to heavy persistent rainfall overnight and during today, Monday 30 April. Flooding of low lying land and roads is likely at Hadlow and Little Mill. Water levels are expected to peak this afternoon and this evening. The heavy rain should ease and clear eastwards during Monday evening leaving a largely dry day on Tuesday. With this intensity of rainfall continuing through the day, surface water flooding in localised areas is also likely. Please be careful in areas close to the river channel and be aware of your surroundings. We have staff monitoring river levels closely and will update this message later this afternoon.