Flood Alert Info - Loughborough Urban Watercourses

Area Description

Black Brook, Wood Brook, Burleigh Brook, Grace Dieu Brook and other urban watercourses in Loughborough.

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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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 Jul 2018 16:18
Black Brook
Thunderstorms are forecast across the East Midlands today through till Saturday (28th July), which could cause rivers to rise and result in localised flooding. Flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way from the Wood Brook, The Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Black Brook and Grammar School Brook is possible, from this afternoon onwards. 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 on Saturday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2018 09:44
Black Brook
Thunderstorms are forecast across the East Midlands today through till Saturday (28th July), which could cause rivers to rise and result in localised flooding. Flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way from the Wood Brook, The Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Black Brook and Grammar School Brook is possible, from this afternoon onwards. 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 on Friday afternoon, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Jul 2018 16:06
Black Brook
Thunderstorms are forecast across the East Midlands today through till Saturday (28th July), which could cause rivers to rise and result in localised flooding. Flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way from the Wood Brook, The Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Black Brook and Grammar School Brook is possible, from this afternoon onwards. 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 on Friday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Apr 2018 08:10
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses are rising in response to persistent rainfall, which will continue throughout today. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around the Black Brook at Shepshed, the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Wood Brook and Grammar School Brook is possible starting imminently. 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 Friday Evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 09:21
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses are rising in response to heavy rainfall. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around the Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way from the Wood Brook, the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Black Brook and Grammar School Brook is possible starting this morning, Tuesday 10 April. River levels will be at their highest today. 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 Tuesday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:58
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses remain high and may rise further in response to heavy rainfall. As a result, flooding is possible around the Black Brook at Shepshed, the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Wood Brook and Grammar School Brook. 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 08:49
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses remain high and may rise further in response to heavy rainfall throughout the day. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around the Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way from the Wood Brook, the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Black Brook and Grammar School Brook 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 Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 17:30
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses will rise in response to heavy rainfall, which is expected to start this evening and continue throughout Monday. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around the Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way from the Wood Brook, the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Black Brook and Grammar School Brook is possible starting overnight. 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 12 Mar 2018 18:20
Black Brook
Levels remain high on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses in response to rainfall over the last 12 hours. Flooding will continue throughout the remainder of Monday 12th March and in to Tuesday 13th March and will affect low lying agricultural land and roads around the Black Brook at Shepshed, the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Wood Brook and Grammar School Brook. 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 12:43
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses are rising in response to persistent rainfall, which will continue throughout today. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around the Black Brook at Shepshed, the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Wood Brook and Grammar School Brook is possible starting imminently. 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 10:46
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses are elevated in response to persistent rainfall and snow melt. Levels are likely to slowly drop throughout Wednesday 27th December. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible around the Black Brook and the Shepshed to Hathern Road, as well as areas surrounding other watercourses in Loughborough; including the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Wood Brook and Grammar School Brook. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation, 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 within 8 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 10:08
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses are high and rising in response to persistent rainfall and snow melt. Levels are likely to remain high throughout Wednesday 27th December. Flooding of low lying land and roads is possible around the Black Brook and the Shepshed to Hathern Road, as well as areas surrounding other watercourses in Loughborough; including the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Wood Brook and Grammar School Brook, starting in the early hours of Wednesday morning. 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, 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.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 21:59
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses are expected to rise in response to heavy rainfall expected overnight, Tuesday 26th of December. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible around the Black Brook and the Shepshed to Hathern Road, as well as areas surrounding other watercourses in Loughborough; including the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Wood Brook and Grammar School Brook, starting in the early hours of Wednesday morning. River levels are expected to be at their highest tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation, 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 Wednesday morning or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 16:25
Black Brook
Levels on the Loughborough Urban Watercourses are expected to rise in response to heavy rainfall expected to start this evening, Tuesday 26th of December. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads is possible around the Black Brook and the Shepshed to Hathern Road, as well as areas surrounding other watercourses in Loughborough; including the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Wood Brook and Grammar School Brook, starting in the early hours of Wednesday morning. River levels are expected to be at their highest tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation, 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.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 14:11
Black Brook
Flooding of low-lying agricultural land and roads is possible from the Wood Brook meaning that Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way may be affected. Similar issues may be experienced around other watercourses in Loughborough, including the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Black Brook and Grammar School Brook. Isolated thunderstorms are forecast this afternoon and into this evening with heavy downpours forecast for the area. The nature of thunderstorms are hard to predict and therefore there is uncertainty in the location and intensity of the rainfall. For up to date information on river levels in your area go to the river and sea levels section on the .GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 28 May 2017 18:45
Black Brook
Thunderstorms are forecast in the area overnight and into Monday morning. There is significant uncertainty about the timing and location of the rainfall. Where rain does fall, it is likely to be localised and intense in nature. Therefore, flooding of low-lying agricultural land and roads is possible from the Wood Brook, meaning that Kingfisher Way, Forest Road and Monarch Way may be affected. Similar issues may be experienced around other watercourses in Loughborough, Whitwick and Shepshed including the Grace Dieu Brook, Burleigh Brook, Black Brook and Grammar School Brook. Flooding is possible until Monday afternoon. The current level at the Loughborough river gauge is 0.04 metres. River levels are steady but could rise rapidly in response to heavy or torrential rain. For up to date information on river levels in your area go to the river and sea levels section on the .GOV.UK website.