Flood Alert Info - River Wissey in Norfolk

Area Description

River Wissey in Bradenham to Denver including Watton Brook.
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


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 17:01
River Wissey
River levels are falling at the Bodney Bridge river gauge, however remain high downstream. We expect flooding to affect the River Wissey from Bradenham to Denver including Watton Brook. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 09:24
River Wissey
River levels are falling at the Bodney Bridge river gauge, however remain high downstream. We expect flooding to affect the River Wissey from Bradenham to Denver including Watton Brook. The risk of flooding to low lying roads and land remains. No significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 18:51
River Wissey
River levels have risen at the Bodney Bridge river gauge as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and land is possible. We expect flooding to affect the River Wissey from Bradenham to Denver including Watton Brook. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next couple of days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 13:07
River Wissey
River levels have risen at the Bodney Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 16/01/2020. We expect flooding to affect the River Wissey from Bradenham to Denver including Watton Brook. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until tomorrow, 17/01/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 16/01/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 16:57
River Wissey
River levels remain high at the Bodney Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Rivers Nar, Heacham, Wissey, Ingol and Babingley Brook in Norfolk. We expect river levels to remain high and will be closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 10:13
River Wissey
River levels are high but falling at the Bodney Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Areas that could be affected include the Rivers Nar, Heacham, Wissey, Ingol and Babingley Brook in Norfolk. Light rainfall is possible over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to continue falling. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, Sunday 22nd December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 21:57
River Wissey
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Bodney Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. While levels remain high the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Rivers Nar, Heacham, Wissey, Ingol and Babingley Brook in Norfolk. Further rainfall is possible over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 09:14
River Wissey
River levels are rising at the Bodney Bridge river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for Rivers Nar, Heacham, Wissey, Ingol and Babingley Brook in Norfolk. Further light rainfall is possible over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.