Flood Warning Info - River Swale at Richmond and Easby

Area Description

Low-lying properties through Richmond and Easby including the sewage works.
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.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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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 9 Feb 2020 10:25
River Swale
We are issuing the flood warning for the River Swale at Richmond and Easby due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. Widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds are forecast through to Sunday afternoon, 09/02/2020. River levels are rising at Lownthwaite Bridge and will continue to rise along the Swale catchment through Sunday. The River Swale level at Lownthwaite Bridge is currently 3.13m and is forecast to reach 3.6m around 11:30am on Sunday. Levels are forecast to continue to rise until mid-afternoon, with the current forecast peaking around 4.2m. We are monitoring the situation closely. Our Incident Room is open, and operational staff are out clearing trash screens. We will update this in 8 hours or as the situation changes.