Flood Alert Info - Lower River Wyre

Area Description

River Wyre, River Cocker, Pilling Water and other watercourses from Catterall to Fleetwood, including St Michaels and Great Eccleston and Preesall.

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

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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 24 Nov 2017 15:32
Lower River Wyre and Main Dyke
River levels continue to fall following recent heavy rainfall. Garstang flood storage basin has been emptied and Catterall flood storage basin will continue to be emptied over the next couple of days. We are continuing to pump flood water from affected communities and Environment Agency staff are in the area. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 18:13
Lower River Wyre and Main Dyke
River levels are slowly reducing following yesterday’s heavy rainfall. Garstang and Catterall flood storage basins were operated. Garstang basin has been emptied and Catterall basin will continue to be emptied over the next two to three days. We are continuing to pump flood water from affected communities and Environment Agency staff are in the area. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 09:05
Lower River Wyre and Main Dyke
River levels remain high following yesterday’s heavy rainfall. The Garstang and Catterall flood basins have been operated and will be emptied throughout the course of the day. We are continuing to pump flood water from affected communities and Environment Agency staff will be in the area over the coming days. We will continue to monitor the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 18:14
Lower River Wyre and Main Dyke
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.