Flood Warning Info - Whinney Brook and Dovers Brook at Maghull, around Sefton Lane and the Waste Transfer Station

Area Description

The lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newelyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane..
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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Flood Warning History

Number of historic Flood Warnings that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 21 Jan 2021 02:13
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
Due to the heavy rainfall over the last 48 hours we have seen the levels rise in Dover Brook, levels are starting to recede. Flooding to properties is still possible. Flooding is expected to affect properties on Sefton Lane near to Dovers Bridge including the Waste Transfer Station, Garden Centre and adjacent properties. We expect levels to remain high in Dovers Brook until Friday 22nd January. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message this afternoon Thursday 21st January or as the situation changes


Severe Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 21:52
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
Intense rainfall has resulted in rising river levels on Dovers Brook. Flooding of properties, roads and farmland is expected around 22:00 today 20/02/2021. We expect river levels to peak at 3.2m at 01:00, 21/01/2021. Flooding is expected to affect properties on Sefton Lane near to Dovers Bridge including the Waste Transfer Station, Garden Centre and adjacent properties. A Severe Warning has been issued because water is expected to be deep and fast flowing. If you believe that you are in immediate danger, please call 999. If you need to leave your house or you wish to stay with family or friends due to flooding, you will not be in breach of coronavirus laws and no legal action will be taken. Water levels remain high until 11:00 tomorrow, 21/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation and staff are on site. We are working with the emergency services and partners including Fire and Rescue, Police and Sefton Borough Council. This message will be updated in 8 hours.


Severe Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 13:41
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels have risen at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property,roads and farmland is possible. Flooding is expected to affect properties on Sefton Lane near to Dovers Bridge including the Waste Transfer Station, Garden Centre and adjacent properties. Further rainfall is forecast throughout Wednesday, 20/01/2021. We expect river levels to remain high until Thursday, 21/01/2021.We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 20/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 6 Oct 2020 08:18
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Levels are expected to reach flood warning levels at around 9am on 6 October 2020 and will remain high throughout the day. Our incident response staff are continuing to monitor river levels and the weather forecast. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 4 Oct 2020 10:58
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels have risen as a result of recent persistent heavy rainfall. The rainfall situation has improved but river levels are expected to remain high throughout Sunday. We are continuing to monitor the situation with incident response staff actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 3 Oct 2020 23:17
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River Levels have risen at the Dover’s Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently flooding is imminent. Flooding is expected to affect properties on Sefton Lane near to Dover’s Bridge including the Waste Transfer Station, Garden Centre and adjacent properties. We expect river levels to remain high until Sunday afternoon. This message will be updated on Sunday 4th October


Flood Warning issued on 5 Oct 2019 22:05
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. We are expecting intense rainfall which is likely to be short in duration. The river guage is expected to pass the flood warning threshold at around 04:00 06/10/19. Flooding is possible to the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow 06/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 1 Oct 2019 11:09
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels remain high at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is expected to continue. Areas at risk include the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. We expect river levels to remain high during today, 01/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated later today, 01/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 20:19
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels remain high at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is expected to continue. Areas at risk include the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow morning, 01/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in tomorrow, 01/10/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Sep 2019 15:40
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels remain high at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding is expected to continue. Areas at risk include the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow morning, 01/10/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 17:58
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels remain high at Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas at risk are the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. We expect river levels to remain high into this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on 30/09/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 09:21
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels remain high at Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas at risk are the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. We expect river levels to remain high until at least 18:00 on 29/09/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 29/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Sep 2019 02:47
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. This will affect the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. Further heavy rainfall is forecast overnight until around midday on 29/09/2019. We expect river levels to remain high until midday on 29/09/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Sep 2019 16:18
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels are rising at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected. Flooding is affecting the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hrs. We expect river levels to remain high overnight 28/09/19 We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning 29/09/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Sep 2019 19:12
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels are high but steady at the Dovers Bri


Flood Warning issued on 24 Sep 2019 12:13
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels are forecast to rise at the Dovers Br


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jul 2019 20:59
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels are high but steady at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. The lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane are at risk. We expect river levels to remain high until 04:00 on 29/07/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 29/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jul 2019 10:48
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels have risen at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur between 11:00 and 22:00 on 28/07/19, but there is some uncertainty given the unpredictable nature of the rainfall. Flooding is likely to impact the lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane. We expect river levels to rise until 16:00 on 28/07/19 when rainfall and water levels are predicted to drop. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and move possession and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated this evening, 28/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jun 2019 18:30
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels have continued to drop but further rainfall is expected from 0100hrs on Friday 14 June. This may raise the levels to flood warning level at around 0700hrs. We will continue to monitor the forecast and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 13 Jun 2019 10:55
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
Rainfall is expected to continue throughout Thursday but river levels are not expected to reach flood warning levels. We continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Jun 2019 19:36
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
Rainfall throughout the day has caused river levels to rise. River levels have now started to fall, but remain high at Dover’s Bridge. There is further rainfall expected overnight, however, this is now less than previously forecast. The lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane may be affected. We are closely monitoring the situation. Environment Agency incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated on Thursday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 12 Jun 2019 05:45
Whinney Brook, Dovers Brook
River levels have risen at the Dovers Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding could occur from 06:15 on Wednesday 12/06/19. The lowest lying properties nearest to Whinney Brook on Hall Lane, Damfield Lane, Eastway, Newlyn Avenue and Foxhouse Lane may be affected. We expect river levels to remain above flood warning level until late morning before falling again. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 23 Nov 2017 02:02
Whinney Brook and Dovers Brook
River levels have risen throughout today and have risen again through the night due to further rain fall. River levels are expected to go through flood warning levels at approximately 2:30 am. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 21:18
Whinney Brook and Dovers Brook
heavy rainfall has caused Dovers Brook to rise this evening. We expect Dovers brook to go through Flood Warning Threshold at 22:30 on Saturday 21st October. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We are monitoring river levels closely and our operational teams are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages from rivers.