Flood Warning Info - River Witham and associated Fens from Chapel Hill to Boston

Area Description

River Witham and associated Fens from Chapel Hill to Boston including South Kyme Fen, Holland Fen, Great Fen and Wyberton Fen .
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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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 20 Nov 2019 14:58
River Witham
The recent rainfall resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. No further rainfall is forecast till the weekend and river levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens for some time. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and working to manage existing flood waters. This message will be updated on Thursday 21st November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Nov 2019 17:11
River Witham
The recent rainfall resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. No further rainfall is forecast over the next few days however river levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens for some time. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and working to manage existing flood waters. This message will be updated on Wednesday 20th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Nov 2019 07:22
River Witham
The recent rainfall resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. No further rainfall is forecast over the next few days however river levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens for some time. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and working to manage existing flood waters. This message will be updated on Wednesday 20th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Nov 2019 19:42
River Witham
The recent rainfall resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. No further rainfall is forecast over the next few days however river levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens for some time. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are closely monitoring the situation and working to manage existing flood waters. This message will be updated on Tuesday 19th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 18 Nov 2019 09:23
River Witham
The recent rainfall has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Further showers have been falling on the area during the weekend. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Tuesday 19th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Nov 2019 16:27
River Witham
The recent rainfall has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Further showers have been falling on the area throughout Sunday. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by Monday 18th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Nov 2019 02:41
River Witham
The recent rainfall has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Further showers are forecast today, Sunday 17th of November, these showers are not likely to significantly increase river levels. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by Sunday, 17th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Nov 2019 03:37
River Witham
River levels remain high in the River Witham and Fens following further heavy rainfall over the last few days which has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Levels remain stable, but at levels of concern. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Saturday 16th of November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Nov 2019 12:33
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast today, Friday 15th of November, and we expect river levels to rise again and cause further flood risk to this area. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by Saturday evening, 16th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2019 23:58
River Witham
River levels remain high in the River Witham and Fens following further heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Levels remain stable, but at levels of concern. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Friday 15th of November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2019 08:31
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the River Witham and its tributaries. Further heavy rainfall is forecast today, Thursday 14th of November, and we expect river levels to rise again and cause further flood risk to this area. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated by Friday evening, 15th of November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Nov 2019 20:42
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Further heavy rainfall is forecast on Thursday 14th November, and we expect river levels to rise again and cause further flood risk to this area. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Thursday 14th of November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Nov 2019 15:17
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on by Thursday 14th of November or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 12 Nov 2019 20:05
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Wednesday 13th November or as the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 12 Nov 2019 16:08
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham and Fens. Do not walk on flood banks and avoid contact with flood water. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Tuesday 12th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Nov 2019 19:49
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham while we use the Lincoln Washlands to make space for further rainfall forecast on Tuesday, 12th November. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Low lying properties near the river most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Tuesday 12th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 11 Nov 2019 07:09
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham while we use the Lincoln Washlands to make space for further rainfall forecast from Monday morning. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Low lying properties near the river most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Tuesday 12th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 10 Nov 2019 20:10
River Witham
River levels will remain high in the River Witham while we use the Lincoln Washlands to make space for further rainfall forecast from Monday morning. Rainfall over the last few days has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Low lying properties near the river most at risk. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We have staff out in the area and are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated on Monday 11th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Nov 2019 23:08
River Witham
The heavy and persistent rainfall that fell throughout Thursday and into Friday morning across Lincolnshire has caused river levels in the River Witham catchment to rise. River levels are expected to remain high throughout the next few days, and have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads in the lower reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. Further showers are expected over the next few days, which will keep river levels high for some time to come. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Sunday 10th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Nov 2019 07:57
River Witham
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire. This means that the River Witham has been rising. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads in the upper reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. The River is predicted to continue to rise on Saturday 9th November. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Saturday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 18:55
River Witham
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Chapel Hill to Boston area. This means that the River Witham has been rising. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads in the upper reaches of the Witham and its tributaries. The River is predicted to continue to rise on Saturday 9th November. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Saturday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 05:33
River Witham
Heavy rain has been falling over Lincolnshire throughout Thursday and into Friday night, and this has caused river levels to rise rapidly in the River Witham. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads in the upper reaches of the Witham and its tributaries, and due to the deteriorating conditions we now expect properties in the lower River Witham from Chapel Hill to Boston to be affected from 7am on Friday 8 November onwards. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Friday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Oct 2019 16:50
River Witham
Heavy rain last weekend has resulted in very high levels in the River Witham. Due to the slow responding nature of this lower part of the catchment, it could take several days for the river to drop back down. The high river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river, and we expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to continue to be affected. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. River levels are being affected by tide lock, where the Witham is not able to flow out to sea at Boston, during periods of high tides. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Thursday morning 31st October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Oct 2019 10:59
River Witham
Heavy rain last weekend has resulted in very high levels in the River Witham. Due to the slow responding nature of this lower part of the catchment, it could take several days for the river to drop back down to safe levels. The high river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river, and we expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to continue to be affected. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. River levels are being affected by tide lock, where the Witham is not able to flow out to sea at Boston, during periods of high tides. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Wednesday evening, 30th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Oct 2019 16:28
River Witham
Heavy rain during Saturday has resulted in very high levels in the River Witham. Due to the slow responding nature of this lower part of the catchment it could take several days for the river to drop back down to safe levels. The high river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river and we expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to continue to be affected. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. River levels are being affected by tide lock, where the Witham is not able to flow out to sea at Boston during periods of high tides. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Wednesday morning, 30th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Oct 2019 05:30
River Witham
Heavy rain during Saturday has resulted in very high levels in the River Witham. Due to the slow responding nature of this lower part of the catchment it could take several days for the river to drop back down to safe levels. The high river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river and we expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to continue to be affected. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. River levels are being affected by tide lock, where the Witham is not able to flow out to sea at Boston during periods of high tides. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Tuesday evening, 29th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Oct 2019 19:33
River Witham
Heavy rain during Saturday has resulted in very high levels in the River Witham. Due to the slow responding nature of this lower part of the catchment it could take several days for the river to drop back down to safe levels. The high river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river and we expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to continue to be affected. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. River levels are being affected by tide lock, where the Witham is not able to flow out to sea at Boston during periods of high tides. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated on Tuesday morning, 29th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Oct 2019 10:07
River Witham
Heavy rain during Saturday has fallen in Lincolnshire and has caused the River Witham to rise. It is expected to remain high for the next few days. The high river levels will cause flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river to continue, and we expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to continue to be affected. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. River levels are being affected by tide lock, where the Witham is not able to flow out to sea at Boston during period of high tide. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and this message will be updated on Monday evening 28th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Oct 2019 09:36
River Witham
Heavy rain during Saturday has fallen in Lincolnshire and has caused the River Witham to rise. It is expected to remain high for the next few days. The high river levels will cause flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river to continue, and we expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to continue to be affected. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. River levels are being affected by tide lock, where the Witham is not able to flow out to sea at Boston during period of high tide. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and this message will be updated on Monday evening 29th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Oct 2019 21:00
River Witham
Heavy rain during Saturday has fallen in Lincolnshire and has caused the River Witham to rise. It is expected to remain high for the next few days. The high river levels will cause flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river to continue and we expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to continue to be affected. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. River levels are being affected by tide lock, where the Witham is not able to flow out to sea at Boston during period of high tide. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 27 Oct 2019 02:21
River Witham
Heavy rain over the last 24 hours over the Witham catchment has caused the River Witham to rise. It is expected to continue to rise through Sunday. The rising river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads near to the river and we now expect properties in the Fens between Chapel Hill and Boston to be affected from early hours of this morning on Sunday 27th October. Low lying properties near the river are most at risk. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. Our staff are out in the area to check the flood defences, clear blockages, and assist the emergency services and council. We will be closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated as the situation changes.