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 3 Apr 2018 00:30
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last 18hours 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 overnight and through Tuesday April 3rd. 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.