Flood Alert Info - Upper River Nidd

Area Description

The Upper River Nidd and tributaries downstream to Walshford at the A1.

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

The orange highlighted area on the map below outlines the 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

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Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 03:58
River Nidd
This flood alert remains in force as levels on the Upper River Nidd remain high following recent rainfall, however levels are now falling. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 21:12
River Nidd
This alert remains in force as levels on the Upper Nidd are continuing to rise in response to recent rainfall and levels are expected to remain high during Wednesday. The current level at Knaresborough is 1.23m and Birstwick is 1.79m. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes. You can check river levels on the gov.uk website.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 13:28
River Nidd
This alert remains in force as levels on the Upper Nidd are continuing to rise in response to recent rainfall. The current level at Knaresborough is 1m and Birstwick is 1.58m. No significant rain is forecast during Tuesday 3rd April but further rain is forecast for Wednesday 4th April. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes. You can check river levels on the gov.uk website.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 08:18
River Nidd
Levels have risen overnight on the upper River Nidd and although levels are currently falling at Knaresborough they are rising in the upper catchments. We expect levels to remain high during Tuesday 3rd April. No significant rain is forecast during Tuesday 3rd April but further rain is forecast for Wednesday 4th April. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 12:55
River Nidd
On Thursday 6 of July and into the early hours of Friday 7th July, there is the potential for localised and very heavy thunderstorms to affect widely scattered localities across North Yorkshire. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised flooding of roads, homes and businesses. The potential for very heavy rain, and the uncertainty over where it will fall means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing a flood alert. In anticipation of these thunderstorms our staff are monitoring the situation, and our field teams are working with partners to ensure that defences are clear of obstructions.