Flood Alert Info - Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers

Area Description

Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain and Willoughby High Drain.
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 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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 04:23
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers area as a result of Storm Dennis. This means that river levels in the East Coast Rivers area have risen, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers. We expect rivers 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. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated during Monday 17th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 09:30
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers area. This means that the East Coast Rivers are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers from the morning on Sunday 16th February onwards. 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. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated by Monday 16th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 16:22
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire East Coast area. This means that rivers are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to rivers Great and Long Eau this evening, Friday 20th December onwards. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to low lying properties isn't likely, and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff out checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated Saturday 21st December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 20:34
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall over Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. This means that watercourses are now high, which may have caused flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the weekend. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in the afternoon on Saturday 30th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Nov 2019 04:30
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall over Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. This means that watercourses are now rising, which may have caused flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect rivers to remain high throughout Friday onward. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in the afternoon on Friday, 29th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Nov 2019 10:06
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall over Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. This means that watercourses are now rising, which may have caused flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect rivers to remain high throughout today and tomorrow. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow, Friday, 29th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Nov 2019 15:09
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. This means that watercourses are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this afternoon, Wednesday 27th November onwards. We expect rivers to remain high throughout today and tomorrow. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We are monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow, 28th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 12:44
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of rivers on the East Coast of Lincolnshire. This means that the river levels have risen and this will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers on Saturday 9th November onwards. Our forecasts indicate no further rainfall is expected over the weekend but we expect 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. 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 8 Nov 2019 19:51
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of rivers on the East Coast of Lincolnshire. This means that the river levels have risen and this will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers overnight on Friday 8th November onwards. Our forecasts indicate no further rainfall is expected over the next 48 hours but we expect 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. 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 8 Nov 2019 07:30
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of rivers on the East Coast of Lincolnshire. This means that the river levels have risen and this will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers during Friday 8th November onwards. Light showers are forecast for today and we expect 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. 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 7 Nov 2019 16:33
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the catchment areas of rivers on the East Coast of Lincolnshire. This means that the rivers are now rising and this will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers from the evening of Thursday 7th November onwards. We expect rivers 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 27 Oct 2019 17:41
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers catchment areas. This means that the rivers remain high, which causes flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers to continue. No further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours but we expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Our current forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 01:57
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers catchment areas. This means that the rivers are now high, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers. No further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours but we expect rivers 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 at this time. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated during Sunday or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 12:46
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers areas. This means that the rivers are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this afternoon Saturday 26 October onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days with further rain forecast during Saturday. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated during Saturday or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2019 06:36
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. This means that the water levels at Claythorpe are now rising, this may lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river during Tuesday morning. We expect the river 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. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking local conditions. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 18:09
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire. This means that rivers on the Lincolnshire coast are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers overnight and into the morning of Monday 30 September. We expect the rivers 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 blockages and clearing weedscreens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jun 2019 09:13
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels continue to fall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers and are nearly back to normal. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. We do not expect any further property flooding. We are constantly monitoring weather forecasts and river levels. Rainfall with possible thunderstorms are forecast for today and tomorrow, but details are still uncertain at this time. This message will be updated as the situation changes. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jun 2019 01:10
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels continue to fall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers and are nearly back to normal. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. We don't expect any further property flooding. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring weather forecast and river levels, thunderstorms are forecast for later this week but details are still uncertain at this time. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jun 2019 16:13
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels are falling slowly in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers, and the risk of flooding is continuing to reduce. We do not expect any further property flooding although there may be standing water for several days. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. More rainfall is forecast Tuesday night and into Wednesday so we will continue to monitor river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jun 2019 04:27
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels continue to fall slowly in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers, and the risk of flooding continues to reduce. We do not expect any further property flooding although there may be standing water for several days. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are constantly monitoring weather conditions and river levels, and will continue to have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jun 2019 15:35
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels continue to fall slowly in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers, and the risk of flooding continues to reduce. We do not expect any further property flooding although there may be standing water for several days. Stay safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are constantly monitoring weather conditions and river levels, and will continue to have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jun 2019 05:02
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels continue to fall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. We don't expect any further property flooding. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring the weather forecast and river levels. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 20:30
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels continue to fall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. We don't expect any further property flooding. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring weather forecast and river levels. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 12:32
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels continue to fall in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. We don't expect any further property flooding. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 17:41
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels are now falling in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to sustained high levels we expect properties to be affected. Low lying properties are most at risk. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 05:41
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
River levels are now falling in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to sustained high levels we expect properties to be affected. Low lying properties are most at risk. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 19:22
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Rainfall has passed through for the day (Thursday 13th June). River levels remain very high in the Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers but appear to be levelling. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and due to sustained high levels we expect properties to be affected. Low lying properties are most at risk. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 13:12
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Further rainfall is forecast throughout the afternoon across Lincolnshire, affecting rivers around the east coast. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is expected to continue. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Jun 2019 04:54
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Further rainfall is forecast throughout the morning across Lincolnshire, affecting rivers around the east coast. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is expected to continue. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jun 2019 06:56
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hrs we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and rivers around the east coast. This caused the rivers to rise. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is expected to continue. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. A flood warning has been issued for isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2019 20:22
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hrs we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and rivers around the east coast. This caused the rivers to rise. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is expected to continue. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties from rivers isn’t likely and flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weed screens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jun 2019 12:34
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 24 hrs we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and rivers around the east coast. This means that rivers are now rising and will continue to rise during the day. There will be some expected flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers from the morning of Tuesday 11 June onwards. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties from rivers isn’t likely and flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. Please avoid contact with flood water. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 14:57
Great Eau, Long Eau, Woldgrift Drain
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over the Lincolnshire Coast. This means that the East Coast rivers are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river during the afternoon of 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.