Flood Alert Info - Lincoln Watercourses

Area Description

Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fossdyke Canal, Boultham Drain, Brayford Pool.
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 19 Feb 2020 12:16
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Following persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis over the weekend, we are expecting river levels through Lincoln to remain elevated for at least the next 24hrs. Further bands of showery rain are forecast for Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses and rivers. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message on Thursday 20th February or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 19:44
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Following persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis over the weekend, we are expecting river levels through Lincoln to remain elevated for at least the next 24hrs. A further band of rain is forecast for Wednesday afternoon and evening. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses and rivers. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message on Wednesday 19th February or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 17:51
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the weekend we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. This means that the Lincoln watercourses are now rising, which has led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. 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 at this time. 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 Tuesday 18th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 14:03
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. This means that the Lincoln watercourses are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the afternoon 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 at this time. 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 17th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 13:09
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Recent heavy rainfall across the Lincoln city, and River Witham catchment means that the River Witham and nearby minor watercourses are high. We expect levels to drop. Low lying land and roads will continue to be affected today, Sunday December 22nd. We will review the need for this alert tomorrow based on the current dry weather forecast. Flooding to 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 Monday 23rd December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 18:12
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Heavy rain has fallen over the River Witham and Lincoln city areas during the last few day. This means that levels in the River Witham and smaller watercourses in Lincoln are high, which will lead to the continued flooding of nearby low lying land and roads. 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 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 Sunday 22nd December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 08:12
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Witham and Lincoln City areas. This means that the River Witham and smaller watercourses in Lincoln are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers from the morning on Saturday 21st December 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 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 29 Nov 2019 04:27
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire area. This means that the River Witham is still rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river throughout Friday. 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 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 21:11
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincolnshire area. This means that the River Witham is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the evening on Thursday 28th November 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. 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 Friday afternoon or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2019 13:10
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain elevated in Lincoln while we use the Washlands upstream of Lincoln to manage the impact of recent rainfall. Flood water is now under a controlled release from the Witham, Brant and Till Washlands. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river remains a possibility. By mid-week further bands of rain are forecast, but this is being closely monitored. Do not walk along flood banks and avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Monday 25th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2019 08:57
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in Lincoln while we use the Washlands upstream of Lincoln to manage the impact of recent rainfall. Flood water is now under a controlled release from the washlands. This will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. The weekend could bring further heavy rainfall, the forecast is being closely monitored. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Sunday 24th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2019 14:04
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in Lincoln while we use the Washlands upstream of Lincoln to manage the impact of recent rainfall. Flood water is now under a controlled release from the washlands. This will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. The weekend could bring further heavy rainfall, the forecast is being closely monitored. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Saturday 23rd November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2019 15:33
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in Lincoln while we use the Washlands upstream of Lincoln to manage the impact of recent rainfall. Flood water is now under a controlled release from the washlands. This will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Friday 22nd November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Nov 2019 15:42
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in Lincoln while we use the Washlands upstream of Lincoln to manage the impact of recent rainfall. Flood water is now under a controlled release from the washlands. This will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Thursday 21st November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Nov 2019 09:56
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in Lincoln while we use the Witham Washlands to manage the impact of recent rainfall. This will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Wednesday 20th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Nov 2019 11:03
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in Lincoln following recent rainfall and while we use the Witham Washlands to make space for recent rainfall. This will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Tuesday 19th November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 17:25
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in Lincoln following recent rainfall and while we use the Witham Washlands to make space for recent rainfall. This will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Monday 18th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Nov 2019 03:25
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in Lincoln following recent rainfall and while we use the Witham Washlands to make space for further forecast showers. This will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Sunday, 17th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Nov 2019 01:48
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last few days rainfall has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the Lincoln area. River levels will remain high through Lincoln, while we use the Witham Washlands to make space for further forecast showers over the weekend. 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. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 on Saturday, 16th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 09:02
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Rainfall last week has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the Lincoln area. River levels will remain high through Lincoln while we continue a controlled release of water from the flood storage reservoirs to make space for further rainfall. 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. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 by Saturday evening, 16th of November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 07:39
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Rainfall last week has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the Lincoln area. River levels will remain high through Lincoln while we continue a controlled release of water from the flood storage reservoirs to make space for further rainfall. 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. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 by Friday evening, 15th of November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 21:44
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Rainfall last week has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the Lincoln area. River levels will remain high through Lincoln as we continue a controlled release of water from the flood storage reservoirs as we make space for further rainfall later this week. 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. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 by Thursday evening 14th of November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 16:31
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Rainfall last week has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the Lincoln area. River levels will remain high through Lincoln as we continue a controlled release of water from the flood storage reservoirs as we make space for further rainfall later this week. Our forecasts indicate that increased risk of flooding to properties is not likely at this time and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 by Thursday 14th of November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 19:33
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Rainfall last week has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in the Lincoln area. River levels will remain high through Lincoln as we continue a controlled release of water from the flood storage reservoirs as we make space for further rainfall later this week. Our forecasts indicate that increased risk of flooding to properties is not likely at this time and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Do not walk along flood banks, 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 Wednesday 13th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 13:18
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Rainfall last week has resulted in the flooding of low lying land and roads in then Lincoln area. River levels will remain high through Lincoln as we continue a controlled release of water from the flood storage reservoirs as we make space for further rainfall later this week. Our forecasts indicate that increased risk of flooding to properties is not likely at this time and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Do not walking along flood banks, 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 Wednesday 13th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 18:58
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
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. River levels will remain high in the River Witham while we use the Lincoln Washlands to make space for further rainfall forecast in Tuesday 12 November. Our forecasts indicate that increased risk of flooding to properties is not likely at this time and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Avoid walking along flood banks, 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 Tuesday 12th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 08:38
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
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. River levels will remain high in the River Witham while we use the Lincoln Washlands to make space for further rainfall forecast. Our forecasts indicate that increased risk of flooding to properties is not likely at this time and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Avoid walking along flood banks, 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 Tuesday 12th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 21:31
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
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. 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. We are actively monitoring levels. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Avoid walking along flood banks, 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 Monday 11th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 11:16
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
The River Witham has risen, which will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river over the next few days. No further rain is forecast today, however, further showers are forecast this evening and into Monday. We have been storing water in the flood storage reservoirs upstream of Lincoln. We are actively monitoring levels and are now having a controlled release of water from these reservoirs. This will cause levels in Lincoln to rise slightly during Sunday afternoon, our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Staff are in the field checking for blockages. Avoid walking along flood banks, 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 Sunday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 12:07
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. This means that the River Witham has risen, which will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river on Saturday 9th November onwards. No further rainfall is forecast 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 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 8 Nov 2019 20:16
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. This means that the River Witham has risen, which will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river overnight on Friday 8th November onwards. 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 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 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 8 Nov 2019 07:49
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. This means that the River Witham has risen, which will continue to cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river during Friday 8th November onwards. 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 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 7 Nov 2019 19:05
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. This means that the River Witham is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the evening on Thursday 7th November 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. 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 29 Oct 2019 04:04
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels continue to fall on the Lincoln watercourses, but will remain visibly high for several days. We are using the River Till washlands to manage water levels along the Fossdyke and through Lincoln. 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 on the evening of Tuesday 29 October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 20:40
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels are slowly starting to fall on the Lincoln watercourses, but will remain visibly high for several days. We are using the River Till washlands to manage water levels along the Fossdyke and through Lincoln. 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 on the morning of Tuesday 29 October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 11:46
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall in the Lincoln catchment. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to rivers will continue. 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 currently 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 on Monday evening 28th October, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 01:35
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers will continue. No further rain is forecast over the next 48 hours but we expect the rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Our latest 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 weed screens. 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 10:19
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. This means that the rivers are high, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. No further rain is forecast over the next 48 hours but we expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our latest 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 weed screens. 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 Sunday evening 27 October or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 17:55
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Lincoln area. 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. Our latest 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 16 Oct 2019 17:10
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
The heavy and persistent rainfall from the last two days has now passed over the area. No significant further rainfall is forecast for the next 24 hours. Watercourses in the area remain high, and will continue to flood nearby low lying land and roads over the next few days. 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 on 17 October or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2019 20:31
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
The heavy and persistent rainfall from the last two days has now passed over the area. Only light showers are forecast to fall tonight and into Wednesday 16 October. Watercourses in the area remain high, and will continue to flood nearby low lying land and roads over the next few days. 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 16 October or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2019 06:53
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall on the River Witham. This means that the water levels at Bargate Weir are now rising, this may lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river into Tuesday morning. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. 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 2 Oct 2019 07:57
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall across the Witham catchment . This has caused the River Witham level to rise in Lincoln, which could lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. Our forecasts indicate no further rainfall is expected today but we expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. We will be using the latest forecasts to assess the impact of Ex Hurricane Lorenzo on river levels over the area. 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 1 Oct 2019 20:46
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall across the Witham catchment . This has caused the River Witham level to rise in Lincoln, which could lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river overnight and into Wednesday. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. 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 on Wednesday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jun 2019 15:34
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels continue to fall slowly in the Lincoln Watercourses, 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
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in the Lincoln Watercourses. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and there may be standing water for several days. We don't expect any property flooding. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are constantly monitoring weather conditions and river levels. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 20:43
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels remain high in the Lincoln Watercourses. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and there may be standing water for several days. We don't expect any further property flooding. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are constantly monitoring weather conditions and river levels. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jun 2019 13:35
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels continue to fall in the Lincoln Watercourses. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads and there may be standing water for several days. We don't expect any further property flooding. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are constantly monitoring river levels. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jun 2019 16:42
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
River levels in the Lincoln Watercourses remain very high but are levelling. The river levels have already caused flooding of low lying land and roads. Low lying properties are most at risk. 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 14 Jun 2019 06:22
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 3 days we have seen heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire. This means that the water courses in the City of Lincoln are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river. 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 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 13 Jun 2019 19:54
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 3 days we have seen heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire. This means that the water courses in the City of Lincoln are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the evening of Thursday 13/06/2019 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. 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 3 Apr 2018 16:59
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
We have seen heavy rainfall in the River Witham catchment over the weekend, causing river levels to rise. This has led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river into Tuesday 3rd April 2018. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Our current forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and 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. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 22:46
River Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fos
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Witham catchment, causing river level to rise. This could lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river overnight and into Tuesday 3rd April 2018. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Our current forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and 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. This message will be updated as the situation changes.