Flood Warning Info - River Ribble at Ribchester, area surrounding Blackburn Road

Area Description

Higher Croft, Harwood House, Yew Tree Cottage, Beech House, Thorncroft, properties near Ease Barn Farm on Gallows Lane, and 19 to 22 Blackburn Road..
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 2 Nov 2020 05:56
River Ribble
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall, but are beginning to fall at the Ribchester School river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. River levels have now fallen below the flood risk threshold. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please 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 Warning issued on 1 Nov 2020 22:54
River Ribble
River levels have risen at the Ribchester School river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and low lying land is expected between 11:00 and 02:00 tonight, 01/11/20-02/11/20. Flooding is expected to affect Higher Croft, Harwood House and car park off Greenside, Waterside Farm, Yew Tree Cottage, Beech House, Thorncroft, properties near Ease Barn Farm on Gallows Lane, the Ribchester Arms and 19 to 22 Blackburn Road. We expect river levels to rise until 01:00 on 02/11/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking the temporary defences Please avoid using low lying footpaths near rivers and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 02/11/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 22:14
River Ribble
River levels peaked on Sunday evening and will fall through the night. No further flooding is expected. We are closely monitoring the situation, our incident room is open and will update if the situation changes or on Monday morning.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 09:09
River Ribble
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall from Storm Ciara. River levels are expected to remain high until later today, 09/02/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open.