Flood Alert Info - Upper River Douglas

Area Description

The River Douglas from Horwich Star Vale to Appley Bridge including Adlington, Blackrod, Wigan, Standish, and Gathurst.
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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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 28 Jul 2019 21:37
River Douglas
River levels are forecast to rise at the A2 Wigan river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur between 21:00 on 28/07/19 and 06:00 on 29/07/19, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of the rainfall. Low lying land and roads in Horwich, Adlington, Wigan, Appley Bridge and Skelmersdale are at risk. High river levels are possible on the River Douglas, Pearl Brook, River Tawd, Eller Brook and their tributaries. We expect river levels to rise until 01:00 on 29/07/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 29/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Oct 2017 09:08
Upper River Douglas
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 19:37
Upper River Douglas
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.