Flood Warning Info - Broughton Beck at Elslack and Broughton Business Park

Area Description

Elslack including Tempest Arms on Elslack Lane and Broughton Mill Business Park downstream.
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 10 Feb 2020 04:21
Broughton Beck
River levels have now peaked and are beginning to fall. Further scattered rainfall is forecast overnight and into Monday (10/02/2020). However we expect the risk of flooding to reduce as we do not anticipate any significant river response. We urge residents to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through low-lying land or near local watercourses. Our incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will update this message by 12:30 on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 11:27
Broughton Beck
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight and this morning, 09/02/20, due to Storm Ciara. A further heavy band of rain is causing the river to continue to rise and property flooding is possible over the next hour today, 09/02/20. Areas most at risk are properties at Elslack and Broughton Business Park, as well as Wheel House in Broughton. We expect river levels to continue to rise until the early afternoon today, when the rain is forecast to ease into a pattern of showers. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please put your flood plan into action and see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. We will update this message by 19:25 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 00:33
Broughton Beck
Levels have peaked and are beginning to fall. The rain has cleared the catchment, but the threat of showers remains into the early hours of Sunday morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing and we do not currently expect the forecast showers to cause the rivers to rise to levels which could result in property flooding. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast from the Leeds Incident Room. Please 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 Warning issued on 16 Mar 2019 16:41
Broughton Beck
River levels continue to remain high as a result of today’s prolonged rainfall. The rainfall is forecast to continue through Saturday and into the evening, but river levels on predicted to subside over the course of the evening. There is a risk for roads to be flooded in this area, and there have been reports of banks overtopping and some flooding of car parks. The Leeds Incident Room is open and we are monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes. Please avoid contact with flood water.