Flood Alert Info - River Rede

Area Description

River Rede and its tributaries from Catcleugh Reservoir to the Redesmouth.

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


Flood Alert issued on 24 Jan 2018 11:55
River Rede
Rain through the night has caused the level of the River Rede to rise. The level of the River Rede will remain high with intermittent showers forecast throughout the day. We expect river levels to begin falling steadily this evening. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. We are monitoring river levels closely. This message will be updated by 9pm today (Wednesday 24th January) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 07:15
River Rede
After prolonged rainfall overnight the level of the River Rede remains high. Isolated showers throughout the day are expected but are unlikely to have significant effects on river levels. The flood alert will remain in force until river levels drop. There may be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Otterburn Mill, Rede Bridge and West Woodburn. We are closely monitoring river levels and forecasts. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. This message will be updated at 4pm on Thursday afternoon (23/11) or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 20:11
River Rede
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Rede area. This has meant that the River Rede is now rising. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Otterburn Mill, Rede Bridge and West Woodburn from 8pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). River levels are predicted to remain high overnight, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further flood risk. We are monitoring river levels closely and our operational teams are out on the ground checking defences and clearing any blockages from rivers. This message will be updated at 10am on Thursday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 18:34
River Rede
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Rede area. This has meant that the River Rede is now rising. Levels suggest that there will be flooding to low lying land and roads close to the river at Otterburn Mill, Rede Bridge and West Woodburn from 8pm tonight (Wednesday 22nd November). River levels are predicted to remain high overnight, though no flooding to properties is currently forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued. Take care near the areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions. Avoid walking or driving along riverside roads and footpaths. Remain vigilant as further rainfall may lead to further flood risk. We are monitoring river levels closely and our operational teams are out on the ground checking defences and clearing any blockages from rivers. This message will be updated at 10am on Wednesday morning or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Jul 2017 19:49
River Rede
This flood alert has been issued in response to the potential risk of isolated heavy showers or thunderstorms across Northumberland and Durham. It is difficult to predict the precise location of thunderstorms. Where they do occur we could see flooding from surface water and smaller faster responding rivers impacting roads, homes and businesses. 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. Given the speed at which levels in the faster responding rivers may rise, we may not have time to issue all flood warnings before the onset of any flooding. As such, 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 www.metoffice.gov.uk.