Flood Alert Info - South Forty Foot Drain

Area Description

from Bourne to Boston.
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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 16:47
South Forty Foot Drain
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 afternoon of Monday 17th 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 during Tuesday 18th February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 14:22
South Forty Foot Drain
We have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area over the last couple of days. This, along with tidal influence, means that the South Forty Foot Drain is now high. This will continue to affect low lying land and roads close to the river today, Sunday 22nd December onwards. 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 on Monday, 23rd December or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 17:54
South Forty Foot Drain
Recent heavy rainfall means that levels in the South Forty Foot area continue to rise. This will lead to continued flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river tonight, and for 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 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 08:16
South Forty Foot Drain
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 on Saturday 21st December 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 16 Nov 2019 01:54
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last few days we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot River 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. 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 on Saturday, 16th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 10:17
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot River 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. 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 Saturday, 16th of November, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 23:18
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot River 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 Thursday night, 14th 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 15th November or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 08:18
South Forty Foot Drain
On Thursday and Friday we saw heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot Catchment. This means that the South Forty Foot has risen and will cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river throughout Sunday 10th November. 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 Sunday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 15:06
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot Catchment. This means that the South Forty Foot has risen and will cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river throughout Saturday 9th November 2019. 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 Saturday 9th November 2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 02:32
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last 48 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot Catchment. This means that the South Forty Foot has risen and will cause flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river throughout Saturday 9th November 2019. 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 on Saturday 9th November 2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 09:58
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last 36 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot Catchment. This means that the South Forty Foot is rising, which will cause continued flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from 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 on Friday evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 20:57
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the Donnington 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 evening on evening of 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 04:31
South Forty Foot Drain
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river will continue. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is likely and therefore a flood warning is in force for Isolated properties and villages near the South Forty Foot Drain and its tributaries. 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 29th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 20:59
South Forty Foot Drain
Heavy rain during Saturday has resulted in high levels in the South Forty Foot catchment. The river levels are slowly starting to fall, but it may take another day or two until they drop back down to safe levels. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river will continue. 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 12:16
South Forty Foot Drain
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river will continue. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is likely and therefore a flood warning is in force for Isolated properties and villages near the South Forty Foot Drain and its tributaries. 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 Monday 28th October, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Oct 2019 02:01
South Forty Foot Drain
River levels remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. As a result, flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river will continue. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is likely and therefore a flood warning is in force for Isolated properties and villages near the South Forty Foot Drain and its tributaries. 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 11:29
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the weekend have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. This means that the South Forty Foot Drain is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river during Sunday. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is likely and therefore a flood warning has been issued for Isolated properties and villages near the South Forty Foot Drain and its tributaries. 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 evening or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Oct 2019 20:31
South Forty Foot Drain
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 09:27
South Forty Foot Drain
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot catchment. This means that the water levels are now rising, this may lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river throughout Tuesday. 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 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.