Flood Warning Info - River Slea and Ninefoot River in Sleaford

Area Description

Sleaford, including the Electric Station Road, Castle Causeway, West Banks and Carre Street Areas.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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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


Flood Warning issued on 16 Nov 2019 03:32
River Slea, Ninefoot River
Heavy rain has fallen in the Slea catchment causing River Slea to rise to its highest recorded level. The rising levels have already caused flooding of low lying gardens and roads in Sleaford, and we expect properties in Sleaford to be affected. Low lying properties near the river Slea, Electric Road Station, West Banks and nearby locations are most at risk. There is also a risk of groundwater flooding from springs emerging from the ground. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff have been out in Sleaford to operate sluices, gates and manage water levels in the area but the river system is now being overwhelmed. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated by Saturday, 16th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Nov 2019 12:25
River Slea, Ninefoot River
Heavy rain has fallen in the Slea catchment causing River Slea to rise to its highest recorded level. The rising levels have already caused flooding of low lying gardens and roads in Sleaford, and we expect properties in Sleaford to be affected. Low lying properties near the river Slea, Electric Road Station, West Banks and nearby locations are most at risk. There is also a risk of groundwater flooding from springs emerging from the ground. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff have been out in Sleaford to operate sluices, gates and manage water levels in the area but the river system is now being overwhelmed. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated by Saturday, 16th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2019 20:01
River Slea, Ninefoot River
Heavy rain has fallen in the Slea catchment and will continue throughout Friday November 15th. This is causing River Slea to rise to its highest recorded level and is forecast to continue to rise through the night. The rising levels have already caused flooding of low lying gardens and roads in Sleaford, and due to the deteriorating weather conditions we now expect properties in Sleaford to be affected from Thursday, November 14th onwards. Low lying properties near the river Slea, Electric Road Station, West Banks and nearby locations are most at risk. There is also a risk of groundwater flooding from springs emerging from the ground. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff have been out in Sleaford to operate sluices, gates and manage water levels in the area but the river system is now being overwhelmed. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.