Flood Alert Info - Louth Canal and Waithe Beck

Area Description

Louth Canal from Louth to Tetney Lock, the Waithe Beck from Binbrook to Tetney Lock and their tributaries, including the River Lud in Louth. Tributaries may also affect Utterby and Covenham St Mary.

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 10 Apr 2018 18:24
River Lud, Louth Canal, Waithe Beck
Over night we have seen heavy rainfall in the catchment. River levels are high but are expected to fall over the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 08:53
River Lud, Louth Canal, Waithe Beck
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Catchments. This means that the River is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river by the morning on Tuesday 10th April. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 11:36
River Lud, Louth Canal, Waithe Beck
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in River Lud, Louth Canal and Waithe Beck catchment areas. This means these rivers are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river in the afternoon on Monday, April 2nd. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this stage. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 19:28
River Lud, Louth Canal, Waithe Beck
Over the last 24 hours we have seen steady rain across Lincolnshire. This means rivers are rising which could lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to rivers. We do not anticipate rivers to rise significantly further or for flooding of properties. The is expected to ease overnight and river levels should fall during Tuesday. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated as the situation changes.