Flood Alert Info - Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain

Area Description

Low lying areas near the South Forty Foot Drain from Heckington to Bourne, including East Heckington, Great Hale, Scredington, Swaton, Horbling, Billingborough, Aslackby and Dyke.
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 04:33
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area as a result of Storm Dennis. This means that levels in the South Forty Foot and related watercourses are now high, 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. 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 08:06
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. This means that the South Forty Foot is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the morning of 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 17th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Jan 2020 21:09
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
The weather forecast is for heavy rain overnight tonight, Wednesday 8th January, and into Thursday morning. This means that the minor watercourses of the South Forty Foot Drain are expected to rise, which may cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers overnight. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Thursday. Our forecasts indicate flooding to low lying properties is possible and we will closely monitor the situation. We 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 Thursday 9th January or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 14:16
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area. This means that water levels in the South Forty Foot catchment are high, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river today, Saturday 21st December, onwards. We expect the river 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 Sunday 22nd December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 17:05
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area. This means that the Swaton Eau is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river this evening, Friday 20th December onwards. We expect the river 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 15 Nov 2019 11:48
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot Drain catchment. This means that the South Forty Foot is 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. 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 by Saturday evening, 16th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 16:39
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot Drain catchment. This means that the South Forty Foot is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the afternoon on Thursday 14th of November onwards. 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 13:24
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
The heavy and persistent rainfall that fell last week in South Forty Foot area has caused river levels to rise. The river and its tributaries rose, which led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to watercourses. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings do not walk on flood banks. No further rain is forecast throughout today, however, further showers are forecast this evening and into Monday. 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 Sunday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 01:37
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
The heavy and persistent rainfall that fell throughout Thursday and into Friday morning in the South Forty Foot area has caused river levels to rise. The river and its tributaries rose, which led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to watercourses. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. 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 and clearing blockages in this location. This message will be updated later on Sunday 10 November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 09:54
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. The river and its tributaries rose, which led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to watercourses. 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. 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 15:57
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. The river and its tributaries rose, which led to flooding of low lying land and roads close to watercourses. 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. 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 23:26
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. This means that the river and its tributaries are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to watercourses. Further rainfall is forecast overnight, Thursday 7th November, and 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 11:08
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. This means that the river and its tributaries are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to watercourses from the morning of Thursday, November 7th 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 28 Oct 2019 11:15
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall in the area of the South Forty Foot catchment. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river will continue. We expect rivers to remain high throughout the next few days. Our current forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is not likely and therefore flood warnings have not been 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 27 Oct 2019 16:45
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over Swaton and the minor watercourses of South Forty Foot. This means that the rivers in the area remain high, which will cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river to continue. No further rain 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 is possible and therefore flood warnings have been 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 27 Oct 2019 00:50
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 48 hours have seen heavy rainfall over Swaton and the minor watercourses of South Forty Foot. This means that the rivers in the area are now rising, 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 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 Sunday or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 09:38
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Last night we have seen heavy rainfall over Swaton and the minor watercourses of South Forty Foot. This means that the rivers in the area are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from the morning on Saturday. We expect the river to remain high throughout today. 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 Saturday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2019 19:40
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
The heavy and persistent rainfall from the last two days has now passed over the minor watercourses nearby to the South Forty Foot drain. 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 14 Oct 2019 17:53
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
We have seen heavy and persistent rainfall in the Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain area over the last few days. More rain is forecast to fall on Monday 14 October and into Tuesday. This means that watercourses in the area remain high, and will lead to continued flooding of 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 15 October or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2019 17:26
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot Drain area. This means that the watercourses in the area are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the rivers from Sunday afternoon onwards. We expect the watercourses to remain high throughout Sunday. More rain is forecast to fall on Monday 14 October which may keep river levels high for longer. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn't likely and therefore flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this stage. 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 as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Oct 2019 10:08
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last week we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment. Water levels remain high in response to the rainfall over the last 48 hours. Some rain is expected across the catchment today. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates. We 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 Monday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 19:23
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last week we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment. Water levels remain high in response to the rainfall over the last 24 hours. No significant rainfall is forecast overnight. This should lead to a gradual decrease in water levels overnight. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates. We 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 Monday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Oct 2019 10:51
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last week we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment. Further overnight rain has further increased water levels. Additional rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Sunday. This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to rivers. Our forecasts indicate it may become necessary to issue flood warnings and we continue to monitor the situation closely. We 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 evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 08:10
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area. This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the watercourses. No further rainfall is forecast today but we will be using the latest forecasts to assess the impact of Ex Hurricane Lorenzo on river levels over the area. We expect the levels to remain high throughout the next few days. We are not expecting to issue Flood Warnings but are constantly monitoring river levels. We 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 18:08
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
We have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area. River levels are reacting to the rainfall and are rising. This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the watercourses. We expect the levels to remain high throughout the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will issue flood warnings if required. We 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 13:14
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
We have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area and are forecast is for more this afternoon. Although river levels have started to go down they will remain high. This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the watercourses today. We expect the levels to remain high throughout the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will issue flood warnings if required. We 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 1 Oct 2019 10:09
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
We have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area and forecast is for more this morning and into the afternoon. Although river levels have started to go down they will remain high. This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the watercourses today. We expect the levels to remain high throughout the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will issue flood warnings if required. We 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 18:27
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
We have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area and are forecast more overnight tonight. Although river levels have started to go down during Monday they will rise again overnight. This will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the watercourses into the morning of Tuesday 01 October. We expect the levels to remain high throughout the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will issue flood warnings if required. We 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 19:12
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area. This means that local watercourses are now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the watercourses overnight and into the morning of Monday 30 September. We expect the levels to remain high throughout the next few days. We are constantly monitoring river levels and will issue flood warnings if required. We 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
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
River levels remain high in the Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain 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. Low lying properties are most at risk. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn’t likely and flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time 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 19:36
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Rainfall has passed through for the day (Thursday 13th June). River levels remain very high in the Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain 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. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties isn’t likely and flood warnings are not expected to be issued at this time. 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 13:28
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Further rainfall is forecast throughout the afternoon across Lincolnshire and in the area of the South Forty Foot Drain. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is expected to continue. We expect the river to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. 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
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Further rainfall is forecast throughout the morning across Lincolnshire and in the area of the South Forty Foot Drain. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is expected to continue. We expect the river to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. 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 07:52
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 48 hours we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and in the area of the South Forty Foot Drain. This means that rivers have risen. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is expected to continue. We expect the river to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days. 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 20:26
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and in the area of the South Forty Foot Drain. This means that rivers have risen. Flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river is expected to continue. We expect the river to remain high overnight and 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 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 11 Jun 2019 10:18
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 24 hours we have seen persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and in the area of the South Forty Foot Drain. 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 river from the morning of Tuesday 11 June onwards. We expect the river 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 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 10 Apr 2018 18:42
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over night we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot 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 08:02
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot Catchment. 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 12:36
Helpringham Beck, Horbling New Cut, Swaton Eau
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment area. This means the river is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river by the afternoon of Monday, April 2nd. 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 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.