Flood Alert Info - River Calder

Area Description

Rivers Calder, Brun, Don and Pendlewater, from Laneshaw Bridge to the river Ribble including Trawden, Burnley, Nelson, Colne, Accrington and Whalley.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

The orange highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 10:32
River Calder
Rainfall is currently affecting the area and will continue throughout Saturday, with the heaviest rainfall passing through before midday. The rivers are reacting to the rain and are forecast to rise over the next few hours. Properties and low lying areas may be affected during this time. Environment Agency officers are out checking defences and watercourse, and will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the evening and overnight. People are advised to keep up to date with the situation by listening to local radio and checking gov.uk. People should also avoid and be prepared for flooding during Saturday morning. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 01:03
River Calder
Rainfall is currently affecting the area and will continue throughout Friday night and Saturday. The rivers are reacting to the rain and are forecast to rise through Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning. Environment Agency officers are out checking defences and watercourses, and will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the evening and overnight. People are advised to keep up to date with the situation by listening to local radio and checking gov.uk. People should also avoid and be prepared for flooding overnight or during Saturday morning. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 17:39
River Calder
Rainfall is currently affecting the area and will continue throughout Friday night and Saturday. The rivers are reacting to the rain and are forecast to rise through Friday evening, overnight and into Saturday morning. Properties and low lying areas may be affected during this time particularly around Oxford Road (Burnley), Carry Bridge (Colne) and Whalley. Environment Agency officers are out checking defences and watercourse, and will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the evening and overnight. People are advised to keep up to date with the situation by listening to local radio and checking gov.uk. People should also avoid and be prepared for flooding overnight or during Saturday morning. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Sep 2018 00:47
River Calder
Heavy showers are forecast to continue through the night, becoming more sporadic in nature during the day on Friday. River levels are reacting to the rain and may rise at times. Remain safe, monitor your local weather conditions and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Sep 2018 18:00
River Calder
Persistent, heavy rainfall is currently affecting the area and will continue until midnight on Friday 21st September. River levels are reacting to the rain and are forecast to rise through the night. Remain safe, monitor your local weather conditions and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the day and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 20:53
River Calder
Heavy rain is expected overnight and tomorrow morning, rivers may respond quickly.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 18:39
River Calder
Heavy rain and strong winds are expected across parts of Lancashire on Wednesday evening before gradually easing overnight. The rain will clear eastwards during the early hours of Thursday morning. There remains some uncertainty with regards to the exact location of the heaviest rain. River levels have risen slightly throughout today and will rise again this evening as further rain falls. River levels are expected to peak later on Thursday morning. We will continue to monitor the situation. Surface water is affecting roads throughout the catchment.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Oct 2017 17:25
River Calder
Heavy rainfall is expected across Lancashire during this evening and into the early hours of Wednesday 24th October. River levels are expected to peak in the Calder catchment on Wednesday 24th October at 4am . We do not expect river levels to exceed flood alert level and therefore we are not expecting to issue a flood warning in this area.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Oct 2017 09:10
River Calder
Rain will continue during the day, easing later this afternoon. We are monitoring river levels closely. Our Operational Teams are out on the ground checking and clearing blockages from rivers.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Oct 2017 18:38
River Calder
Persistent, heavy rainfall is currently affecting the area and will continue throughout Saturday 21st October into Sunday 22nd October. The River is reacting to the rain and is forecast to rise during the day and into tonight.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Sep 2017 08:26
River Calder
Heavy and persistent rain overnight have caused the river levels to rise. Although the rain is expected to clear by late morning some heavy showers forecast for this afternoon may cause the rivers to rise quickly. We will be monitoring the situation throughout the day.