Flood Alert Info - Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater

Area Description

Barlings Eau and Tributaries from Langworth to Short Ferry and Duckpool Catchwater from Gautby to Stixwould. Tributaries may also affect Welton, Dunholme, and Scothern..
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

Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2019 22:02
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
We have seen heavy rainfall in the Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater area over the last 24 hours. This means that rivers are now rising, which will lead to flooding of nearby low lying land and roads close to the river 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 15 October or as the situation changes.

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 1 Oct 2019 17:52
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
River levels remain high and stable following rainfall on Tuesday the 1st October. Consequently, there is still standing water on low lying land and roads. 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 in the morning on Wednesday 2nd october.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 09:43
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
River levels remain high and may be increase by rainfall this morning Tuesday the 1st October. Consequently, there is still standing water on low lying land and roads. 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 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 30 Sep 2019 20:47
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
River levels remain high and will be increased by rainfall overnight into Tuesday 1st October and will remain high over the next few days. Consequently, there is still standing water on low lying land and roads. 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 30 Sep 2019 14:42
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
We have not seen any rainfall in the Lower Witham catchment over last 18hrs. This means that the levels in Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater are now falling, however the water levels are still high. Consequently, there is still standing water on low lying land and roads. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days as further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. 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 29 Sep 2019 20:29
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the area. This means that the Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river overnight and into the morning of Monday 30 September. 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 29 Sep 2019 12:02
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the area. This means that the Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this morning 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 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 14 Jun 2019 06:22
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
River levels remain high in the Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater but appear to be falling 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. 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 19:30
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
Rainfall has passed through for the day (Thursday 13th June). River levels remain very high in the Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater 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. 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 13:23
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Barlings Eau area. This means that the Barlings Eau is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the morning onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout Thursday and 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 05:52
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Barlings Eau area. This means that the Barlings Eau is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the morning onwards. We expect the river to remain high throughout Thursday and 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 2 Apr 2018 13:48
Barlings Eau, Duckpool Catchwater
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Witham catchment area. This means that the 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.