Flood Alert Info - River Lostock and River Yarrow

Area Description

Rivers Yarrow and Lostock and other watercourses from Whittle-Le-Woods and Chorley to Croston including Leyland, Coppull, Eccleston, Lostock Hall and Bamber Bridge.
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 12 Mar 2019 10:40
Lostock, Yarrow
River levels are forecast to rise at the River Yarrow at Croston as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expected/possible between 12:00 and 14:00 today, 12/03/19. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads in Whittle-le-Woods, Clayton-le-Woods, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Farrington, Leyland, Chorley, Eccleston and Croston. High river levels are possible on the Rivers Lostock and Yarrow and their tributaries and other smaller watercourses including Carr Brook, Bannister Brook, River Chor and Syd Brook. We expect river levels to peak at 14:00 on 12/03/19. We are closely monitoring the situation and pumps will be deployed. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2018 01:03
Lostock, Yarrow
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 17:37
Lostock, Yarrow
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 Croston. Environment Agency officers are out checking defences and watercourse, and will be closely monitoring the situation throughout the evening and overnight. It is forecast that the Croston Basin may be operated on Saturday morning. 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 22 Oct 2017 09:08
Lostock and Yarrow
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 19:41
Lostock and Yarrow
heavy rainfall has caused Rivers to rise rapidly. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are monitoring river levels closely and our operational teams are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages from rivers.