Flood Alert Info - River Went catchment

Area Description

The River Went and Hoyle Mill Stream from Ackworth Moor Top to the River Don.

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

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Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 10:45
River Went
River levels in the River Went between Bingley and Castleford have peaked and are forecast to fall gradually today. Flooding is not expected. Only small amounts of rain are expected across Yorkshire today. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website at www.metoffice.gov.uk


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 08:09
River Went
This flood alert for the River Went has been updated following persistent rainfall yesterday, 2nd April 2018. Water levels in the River Went remain high but have now peaked. With only minor amounts of rain forecast across our area today, 03 April, levels are expected to fall through the morning. Based on current forecasts, we do not expect the river to cause property flooding, but we are regularly monitoring the situation. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk and river levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 14:58
River Went
This flood alert for the River Went has been issued following persistent rainfall today, 2nd April 2018, causing river levels to rise. It is expected to peak later this evening at around 22:00. Based on current forecasts, we do not expect the river to cause property flooding, but we are regularly monitoring the situation. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. For a more detailed weather forecast for your area please see the Met Office website www.metoffice.gov.uk and river levels can be viewed on our website.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 21:27
River Went
Rainfall is starting to clear away towards the south and east and no further significant rainfall is currently expected overnight on 12/03/2018. River levels on the upper Went (Ackworth, Went Bridge) are now starting to peak, with locations further downstream (Topham Ferry Bridge) starting to peak in the coming hours. Please be aware that the River Went catchment is currently saturated from this recent rainfall so low lying land, roads and fields may still be affected. Please remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings. We continue to monitor the improving situation and as river levels are now falling we do not expect flood warnings to be issued. River levels on the Went will return to normal on the morning of 13/03/2018 and therefore this alert will be removed around 08:00.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 17:45
River Went
This flood alert has been issued in response to rising river levels on the River Went. Continued rainfall today has seen levels rise steadily and river levels on the Went are expected to continue rising into this evening, peaking around midnight on 12th March 2018. Although we have issued this alert due to higher than usual river levels, we are not expecting to issue flood warnings based on the current forecast. Our field team staff have already been pumping at Vacuna and are continuing to do so. We are closely monitoring the situation and would advise that you keep an eye on the local weather forecast and our river levels online website https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels. This message will be updated by 21:00 or as the situation changes.