Flood Alert Info - River Leven

Area Description

River Leven and tributaries from its source downstream to the River Tees.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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 Sep 2017 07:54
River Leven
Last night saw heavy rainfall in some parts of North Yorkshire. This has meant that the River Leven is now rising. The main area of concern is Stokesley, where levels suggest that there might be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river. We expect the river to remain high throughout today though no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. We are monitoring river levels closely. Our operational teams are out on the ground checking and clearing any blockages from rivers and the penstocks upstream of Stokesley have been closed. This message will be updated at 12:00 today or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 20:15
River Leven
This is an update to the current flood alert which was issued in response to the forecast for thunderstorms, and potentially heavy downpours across Cleveland this evening (Thursday 6th July). The forecasted thunderstorms have moved out of this area, and the risk of flooding is reduced. However due to the nature of these storms, there is a low risk that storms could return to the area, so this flood alert remains in force overnight. Where rain does fall however, we could expect to see localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in urban areas. Our teams are still in the area inspecting watercourses and removing blockages. We continue to monitor the situation closely. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated by 10am Friday 7th July or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 17:49
River Leven
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for thunderstorms and potentially heavy downpours across Cleveland between 6pm and 10pm this evening. Due to the nature of these storms, there is low confidence in the location and details of the heaviest rainfall. Where rain does fall however, we could expect to see localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller faster responding rivers in Cleveland and urban areas. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Our teams have been out to inspect watercourses and remove blockages and we are monitoring the situation closely. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. This message will be updated by 10am or earlier if the situation changes.