Flood Alert Info - River Riccal catchment

Area Description

Land around the River Rye and it's tributaries, including the Hovingham, Helmsley, Kirbymoorside and Pickering areas.
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

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

Flood Alert issued on 5 Feb 2021 00:39
River Riccal
The Flood Alert for the Riccal catchment remains in force as levels have risen as a result of recent rainfall and snowmelt. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible in the early hours of Friday 05/02/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land around the River Riccal and its tributaries including Bonfield Gill, Bogmire Gill, Ellerker Beck, Keld Spring Beck and Walmouth Beck. Further rain and snow is forecast over the next few days so levels may remain high into the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 and up to date river levels. Thismessage will be updated on Friday morning , 05/02/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Feb 2021 19:41
River Riccal
The Flood Alert for the Riccal catchment is in force as levels are forecast to rise overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible in the early hours of Friday 05/02/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land around the River Riccal and its tributaries including Bonfield Gill, Bogmire Gill, Ellerker Beck, Keld Spring Beck and Walmouth Beck. Further rain and snow is forecast over the next few days so levels may remain high into the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 and up to date river levels. This message will be updated on Friday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Feb 2021 01:04
River Riccal
The Flood Alert for the River Riccal catchment remains in force as river levels have responded as a result of recent rainfall and snow melt. River levels at Nunnington are falling but are expected to remain high overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land around the River Riccal and its tributaries including Bonfield Gill, Bogmire Gill, Ellerker Beck, Keld Spring Beck and Walmouth Beck. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 and up to date river levels. This message will be updated on Thursday morning, 04/02/2021 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2021 18:04
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal catchment remains in force as river levels have responded as a result of recent rainfall and snow melt. River levels at Nunnington are falling but are expected to remain high overnight and into tomorrow, Thursday 4/2/21. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land around the River Riccal and its tributaries including Bonfield Gill, Bogmire Gill, Ellerker Beck, Keld Spring Beck and Walmouth Beck. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 and up to date river levels. This message will be updated on Thursday morning, 4/2/21 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Feb 2021 08:33
River Riccal
The Flood Alert for the River Riccal catchment remains in force as river levels have risen overnight (Tuesday 02.02.21) as a result of yesterday's rainfall and snow melt. River levels are expected to remain high this morning (Wednesday 03/02/21) and fall later this afternoon. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land around the River Riccal and it's tributaries including Bonfield Gill, Bogmire Gill, Ellerker Beck, Keld Spring Beck and Walmouth Beck. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 Alert issued on 2 Feb 2021 20:54
River Riccal
The Flood Alert for the River Riccal catchment has been issued as river levels are forecast to rise overnight (Tuesday 02.02.21) into tomorrow morning as a result of today's rainfall and snow melt. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land around the River Riccal and it's tributaries including Bonfield Gill, Bogmire Gill, Ellerker Beck, Keld Spring Beck and Walmouth Beck. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 Wednesday morning (03.02.21), or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 12:04
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal remains in force as river levels have risen in response to recent heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. We are closely monitoring the situation. No significant rainfall is forecast for the next 24 hours. This message will be updated on Friday evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 03:42
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal remains in force as river levels are rising in response to recent heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. We are closely monitoring the situation. No significant rainfall is forecast for the next 24 hrs. This message will be updated on Friday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 21:02
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccall remains in force as river levels are rising in response to this morning’s heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is expected Thursday evening (28/01/21) and into Friday morning (29/01/21). Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 12:46
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccall has been issued as river levels are rising, in response to this morning’s heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further rainfall is expected Thursday evening (28/01/21) and into Friday morning (29/01/21). Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated this evening, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2021 02:00
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force. Consequently, flooding of property roads and farmland is expected. River levels have peaked and are falling. The weather is forecast to remain unsettled with wintry showers for the next couple of days, rainfall totals are expected to be low. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2021 18:26
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. River levels have peaked and are beginning to fall, with no further rise forecasted. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible on Thursday 21/01/2021. No further significant rainfall is expected today. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2021 10:31
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Thursday 21/01/2021. No further significant rainfall is expected today, Thursday 21/01/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to continue to rise in response to this additional rainfall. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2021 02:58
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels are expected to continue to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall which is forecast to continue until Thursday 21/01/2021. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Thursday 21/01/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to continue to rise in response to this additional rainfall. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2021 17:46
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels are expected to continue to rise as a result of persistent heavy rainfall forecast to continue until Thursday 21/01/2021. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Wednesday, 20/01/2021, and Thursday 21/01/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to continue to rise in response to this additional rainfall. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2021 09:41
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal catchment remains in force as river levels remain high as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible on Wednesday 20/01/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please be aware that persistent and heavy rain is forecast until early Thursday 21/01/2021. We expect river levels to continue to rise in response to this additional rainfall. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2021 01:50
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels remain high as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight and into Wednesday, 20/01/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please be aware that persistent and heavy rain is forecast until early Thursday 21/01/2021. We expect river levels to continue to rise in response to this additional rainfall. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message early on Wednesday morning 20/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2021 20:39
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels remain high as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible tonight, on Tuesday 19/01/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please be aware that persistent and heavy rain is forecast until early Thursday 21/01/2021. We expect river levels to continue to rise in response to this additional rainfall. Please avoid walking or driving through flood water and visit the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update this message early on Wednesday morning 20/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jan 2021 12:11
River Riccal
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall overnight on Monday 18/01/2021. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today, 19/01/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Please be aware that persistent and heavy rain is forecast from the early hours of today, Tuesday 19/01/2021 and will continue through until early Thursday 21/01/2021. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and do not walk or drive through flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 19/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jan 2021 08:24
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels remain high due to rainfall and snowmelt. River levels are falling but will remain high through Tuesday morning, 12/01/2021. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Nunnington. We will continue to monitor this closely. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jan 2021 00:34
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels remain high due to rainfall and snowmelt. River levels will remain high overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible overnight and into Tuesday 12/01/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Nunnington. We will continue to monitor this closely. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Tuesday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jan 2021 16:45
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment remains in force as river levels are continuing to rise due to rainfall and snowmelt. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible, on Monday 11/0/2021. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Nunnington. We will continue to monitor this closely. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Monday evening, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 11 Jan 2021 08:30
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment is now in force. The river level is rising due to rainfall and snowmelt over the weekend, into the early hours of Monday 11/01/2021. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Nunnington. We will continue to monitor this closely. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Monday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Jan 2021 23:30
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment is now in force. The river level is rising due to rainfall and snowmelt over the last 24 hours, with more rain forecast overnight on Sunday and into the early hours of Monday 11/01/2021. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Nunnington. We will continue to monitor this closely. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Monday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Jan 2021 20:51
River Riccal
The flood alert for the River Riccal Catchment is now in force. The river level is rising due to rainfall and snowmelt over the last 24 hours, with more rain forecast overnight on Sunday and into the early hours of Monday 11/01/2021. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads, particularly around Nunnington. We will continue to monitor this closely. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses, and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Monday morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2021 22:10
River Riccal
This flood alert for the River Riccal has been issued due to levels rising in response to persistent showers on Friday 01/01/2021. Levels are currently expected to peak this evening and fall overnight. However due to the saturated conditions, further showers through the weekend are likely to keep local rivers at relatively high levels. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Saturday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Jan 2021 20:18
River Riccal
This flood alert for the River Riccal has been issued due to levels rising in response to persistent showers on Friday 01/01/2021. Levels are currently expected to peak this evening and fall overnight. However due to the saturated conditions, further showers through the weekend are likely to keep local rivers at relatively high levels. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast and river levels. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Saturday morning or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2020 10:55
River Riccal
River levels have risen as a result of rainfall associated with Storm Bella. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today 27/12/2020. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Scattered showers are expected over the course of the day. We expect river levels to remain high for the rest of the day. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Aug 2020 20:57
River Riccal
River levels remain high as a result of heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are low lying land around the River Riccal and its tributaries including Bonfield Gill, Bogmire Gill, Ellerker Beck, Keld Spring Beck and Walmouth Beck. The level at Nunnington has peaked on Tuesday evening and will start to fall slowly through the early hours of Wednesday 26/08/2020. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please do not walk or drive through fast moving water and be aware rivers could rise very quickly even if it's not raining where you are. This message will be updated on the morning of Wednesday 26/08/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Aug 2020 16:59
River Riccal
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are low lying land around the River Riccal and its tributaries including Bonfield Gill, Bogmire Gill, Ellerker Beck, Keld Spring Beck and Walmouth Beck. We expect river levels to remain high into the evening of Tuesday 25/08/20 before falling overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please do not walk or drive through fast moving water and be aware rivers could rise very quickly even if it's not raining where you are. This message will be updated this evening, Tuesday 25/08/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 07:03
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force for the River Rye due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. River levels remain high but further rain is not expected to be significant. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local water courses . We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area Incident Room is open, and operational staff are out clearing trash screens. We will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 23:11
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force for the River Rye due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. River levels remain high but no further rain is expected. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local water courses . We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area Incident Room is open, and operational staff are out clearing trash screens. We will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 14:33
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert has been issued for the River Rye due to heavy rain associated with Storm Ciara. There will be widespread heavy rain accompanied by high winds throughout Sunday 09/02/2020. River levels are rising at Hovingham and are expected to be high along most of the River Rye Catchment during Sunday. Avoid using low lying footpaths near local water courses . We are monitoring the situation closely. The Area Incident Room is open, and operational staff are out clearing trash screens. We will update this message in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Aug 2018 14:44
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
Heavy showers and thunderstorms could affect areas throughout North Yorkshire today (Monday). It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms. Where they occur there’s a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers. We are taking the precautionary measure of issuing flood alerts for faster responding rivers and surrounding communities. We are monitoring the situation, and will continue to issue alerts and warnings where these are required. Given the speed at which levels in faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. For weather forecasts for your area please visit: www.metoffice.gov.uk. Please stay aware of your surroundings, do not put yourself at risk and be prepared to act on your flood plan.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2018 12:38
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert has been issued in response to the forecast for heavy showers and thunderstorms that could affect North and East Yorkshire throughout Friday 27th July. It is not possible to predict the precise location of these thunderstorms, but where they occur there’s a risk of localised surface water flooding and flooding from smaller rivers. This means that we are taking the precautionary measure of issuing this flood alert for the faster responding rivers and surrounding communities in the North York Moors. Our staff are monitoring the situation. 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. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Be prepared to act on your flood plan if needed.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 14:03
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. No further rise is anticipated but levels will continue to remain high throughout Friday. Dry and settled weather will continue today but unsettled weather is forecast for the rest of the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 10:01
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. No further rise is anticipated but levels will continue to remain high throughout Friday. Dry and settled conditions are expected to continue through Friday, after which unsettled weather is forecast over the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Apr 2018 03:53
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. No further rise is anticipated but levels will continue to remain high throughout Friday. Dry and settled conditions are expected to continue through Friday, after which unsettled weather is forecast over the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 17:46
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. No further rise is anticipated but levels will continue to remain high throughout Thursday. Dry and settled conditions are expected to continue through until Friday, after which unsettled weather is forecast over the weekend. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Apr 2018 04:02
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. Levels are forecast to remain high throughout Thursday, but are not expected to rise significantly. River levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 19:39
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. The level on the River Rye at Howe Bridge at the time of this message update is 4.34m. Levels are forecast to remain at or around these levels on Wednesday evening. Further localised showers are forecast today. We do not expect to see a significant response as a result of this but levels are likely to be kept high into Thursday. River levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 12:12
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. The level at Howe Bridge is currently 4.38m and will remain high throughout Wednesday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 03:52
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. Levels are currently falling and will continue to fall slowly throughout Wednesday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 21:08
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels around Howe Bridge. Levels are expected to remain high throughout the night. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 13:47
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on Pickering Beck. Levels are currently falling and will continue to fall throughout Tuesday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 01:48
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to high levels on Pickering Beck at Levisham Mill. Levels are now beginning to fall, however, they will remain high throughout Tuesday. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 16:25
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert has been issued due to overnight rainfall resulting in high levels on Pickering Beck at Levisham Mill. The heaviest rainfall has already passed. The latest levels can be found on the gov.uk website. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 09:18
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert remains in force due to recent rainfall in the Rye catchment. We will review whether this alert is still required later on Saturday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 19:53
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert has been issued as a precautionary measure due to heavy rainfall being forecast overnight on Friday into Saturday. This may cause river levels to rise during the early hours of the morning. The particular area of concern is the River Seven at Sinnington. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 02:13
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
Levels in the catchment remain elevated in response to recent rainfall and melting snow. Further rainfall is expected to pass over the area on Wednesday which will keep levels high. A brief fall in levels may be seen before a second rise during Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 20:03
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
Levels in the catchment remain elevated in response to recent rainfall and snow melt. Further rainfall is expected to pass over the area overnight into Wednesday which will keep levels high. A brief fall in levels may be seen before a second rise during Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation. Updates to river levels can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 15:38
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert has been issued because a mix of snowmelt and rainfall has caused river levels to rise. Further rain is expected in the early hours of Wednesday. This is likely to keep levels high. The current level at Levisham Mill when this flood alert was issued was 0.42m. Levels in the rest of the Rye catchment are not currently of concern but are likely to rise overnight and into Wednesday due to further rainfall. Further updates to river levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Sep 2017 17:53
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
This flood alert has been issued due to rising levels on the River Rye in response to recent rainfall and heavy showers. Levels are expected to remain high into the evening and overnight. We are not expecting the river to each flood warning levels. For a detailed weather forecast please see the Met Office website. We are monitoring the situation and will update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Aug 2017 16:07
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
No further significant rainfall is expected in the area however the flood alert remains in force while we monitor the effects of the earlier rainfall in local watercourses. We will update this information as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Aug 2017 11:12
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
Due to heavy rainfall coming into the area this morning a flood alert is in force. Localised surface water flooding may occur. Watercourses in the area may start to respond quickly, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and update this information as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jul 2017 12:55
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
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.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jun 2017 14:52
River Rye, River Seven, River Dove, River Riccal, Holbeck, Wath Beck, Costa Beck, Pickering Beck
From today (Wednesday 21st) into Thursday 22nd there is the potential for intense thunderstorms and torrential showers across much of Yorkshire. Currently the worst of the rainfall is forecast from now to 4:00am Thursday 22nd, before moving away. Further showers may develop during Thursday. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office www.metoffice.gov.uk. These heavy showers could lead to localised surface water flooding and flooding from faster responding rivers, in the upper Rye catchment and from smaller tributaries such as Pickering and Sinnington Becks. We are monitoring the situation and potential river response and making sure trash screens are cleared. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. Keep an eye on local weather forecasts.