Flood Warning Info - River Irwell at Waterfoot

Area Description

Areas at risk include properties adjacent to the A681 Bacup Road between Holt Mill Road and Spring Gardens Street. Also at risk, Victoria Parade, and parts of Schofield Street and Holt Mill Works.
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 15 Feb 2020 19:14
River Irwell
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy rain from Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of property is possible this evening, 15/02/20. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties adjacent to the A681 Bacup Road. We expect river levels to remain high throughout the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood warnings if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 08:08
River Irwell
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is imminent. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties adjacent to the A681 Bacup Road. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Sunday 9th February 2020. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring weather forecasts and river levels and will issue further flood warnings if necessary. Please be aware of your surroundings and keep up to date with the current situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 22:52
Irwell
The Flood Warning still remains in force, however the rivers are receding below the flood warning level and the worst of the rainfall has passed. Further Showers are expected in the early hours of the morning, though we do not expect the river levels to rise back up to Flood Warning. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the night and into tomorrow.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 18:00
Irwell
River level are rising rapidly due to the intense rainfall, Rainfall should start to clear in the next few hours