Flood Alert Info - Upper Soar catchment

Area Description

River Soar in Leicestershire including tributaries from Sharnford to the River Wreake confluence at Syston.

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 27 May 2018 20:17
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to localised thunderstorms. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible starting tonight. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Monday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:58
River Soar
Levels are high and rising on the Upper River Soar due to heavy rainfall and will continue to rise overnight. Flooding may affect Littlethorpe, Braunston, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunston Lane East. River levels will be at their highest overnight. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will endeavour to update this message by Tuesday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 08:13
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to persistent rainfall, which is expected to start this morning. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible. River levels will be at their highest this evening, Monday 2nd of April. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will endeavour to update this message by Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 17:28
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar remain high due to prolonged rainfall on a saturated catchment over the last few days and will affect Littlethorpe, Braunston, Alesstone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunston Lane East. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Sunday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 09:32
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to heavy rainfall, which will continue over today Saturday 31st March. Further light showers may fall over the day. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Saturday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 17:33
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to heavy rainfall, which will continue overnight. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible starting tonight around 12 AM. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Saturday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 08:43
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar remain high in response to recent rainfall and snow melt. Levels at Littlethorpe and Freeman’s Weir are expected to slowly fall over the course of today Thursday 28 December. Low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East are likely to continue to be affected. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking or driving through flood water. Keep up-to-date on the current river levels at River and Sea Levels section on the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will update this message if the situation changes, or within 8 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 19:05
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar remain high and are slowly rising in response to persistent rainfall and snow melt today (Wednesday 27 December). Levels at Littlethorpe and Freeman’s Weir are expected to peak overnight and are likely to stay high until tomorrow evening (Thursday 28 December). Low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, plus Sharnford, Croft, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry are likely to continue to be affected. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking or driving through flood water. Keep up-to-date on the current river levels at River and Sea Levels section on the gov.uk website. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will update this message if the situation changes, or within 8 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 10:25
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are high and steadily rising in response to persistent rainfall and snow melt. Levels are likely to remain high throughout Wednesday 27th December and affect low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, Whetstone, Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the, Mill on the Soar car park, and Falconry. River levels are forecast to be at their highest Wednesday evening. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will update this message if the situation changes or within 8 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 21:54
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are rising in response to heavy rainfall which started this evening, Tuesday 26th of December. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, Whetstone, Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible in the early hours of Wednesday morning. River levels are expected to be at their highest tomorrow afternoon. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with and assisting the council and emergency services. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will update this message if the situation changes or on Wednesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 16:13
River Soar
Levels on the Upper River Soar are expected to rise in response to heavy rainfall which is expected to start this evening, Tuesday 26th of December. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads around Littlethorpe, Braunstone, Aylestone, Abbey Park, Birstall and Wanlip, and Braunstone Lane East, Whetstone, Sharnford, Croft, Littlethorpe, the Mill on the Soar car park and Falconry is possible in the early hours of Wednesday morning. River levels are expected to be at their highest tomorrow afternoon. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with and assisting the council and emergency services. We have teams on the ground checking defences, clearing channels and operating structures. We will endeavour to update this message within 8 hours or if the situation changes.