Flood Alert Info - River Doe Lea catchment

Area Description

The River Doe Lea from Hardwick Hall to Staveley.
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

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 16:11
River Doe Lea
River levels have risen in response to the heavy and persistent rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Levels are rising and are expected to peak at approximately 19:00 (09/02/2020) and remain high until midnight. Although the heavy rainfall has eased, high winds and further showers are forecast this evening and into Monday (10/02/2020). We urge residents to prepare, 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 00:15 on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 09:08
River Doe Lea
This Alert is still in force today (15/11/2019) due to the high river levels from last nights rainfall. Levels peaked overnight and are currently falling. No further significant rainfall is expected over today and tomorrow. We currently anticipate removing this Alert later this afternoon. However, there is potential for a heavier band of rain to move across South Yorkshire/Derbyshire on Sunday (17/11/2019). We are monitoring this situation closely and we continue to support the coordinated multi‐agency response and our incident room is open 24/7. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. Stay away from embankments holding back flood water and if you spot any issues, please report these using our Incident Hotline 0800 80 70 60. Visit Gov.UK for the latest information on flood warnings in force, river levels, and five day flood forecast.’ This message will be updated by 17:00 on the 15/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 00:32
River Doe Lea
A band of rain has now moved across South Yorkshire/Derbyshire this evening (14th November) and scattered showers are forecast overnight tonight. The River Doe Lea has now peaked but given the wet ground conditions, we expect the Doe Lea to fall slowly into Friday 15th November. The Leeds incident room remains open and we will be closely monitoring the situation and the need to maintain this flood warning. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our staff have deployed pumps, people and equipment. This message will be updated by 08:30 on 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 15:44
River Doe Lea
This Flood Alert has been issued due to the high levels expected on the River Doe Lea later today, 14/11/2019. A band of rain is moving across the area this afternoon into the evening, followed by showers overnight and into tomorrow, 15/11/2019. Given the wet ground conditions, we expect local rivers to respond and rise steadily from late Thursday afternoon onwards, however river levels are not expected to reach heights seen last week 7/11/2019. We currently expect to see peak levels on the River Doe Lea at Staveley around 8-9 pm this evening, We are monitoring the situation as our incident room is open 24/7, and are continuing to liaise closely with our partners. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads which maybe affected. This message will be updated at 23:40 on 14/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 22:46
River Doe Lea
Levels on the Doe Lea have peaked and are continuing to fall. We expect to remove this alert in the next 12 hours as no significant rain is forecast. We will review the situation on Saturday morning, 09/11/2019. Please be aware that there may still be standing water and debris around so remain aware of your surroundings when in this area. Our incident room remains open. This message will be update in 8 hours’ time or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 13:18
River Doe Lea
Levels on the Doe Lea have peaked but remain high. Levels will continue to fall slowly throughout today and this alert will remain in force until levels have falling significantly. Please be aware that there may still be standing water and debris around so remain aware of your surroundings when in this area. Our incident room remains open. Any further showers today should not impact the river levels, as they are forecast to be relatively fast moving. This message will be update by 8 hours’ time or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 13:09
River Doe Lea
River levels are rising steadily in response to persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying land is possible from this morning (7th November) until approximately 09:00 tomorrow, 08/11/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying areas. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. There is the potential for flood warnings to be issued. The highest river levels are likely to be seen this evening and overnight. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 01:55
River Doe Lea
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall and will remain high overnight and into tomorrow. River levels have now peaked, with no further significant rainfall forecast. Flooding of low lying roads and farmland remains possible. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast in our Incident Room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 10:00 this morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 17:53
River Doe Lea
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall and will remain high overnight. They are expected to peak around 18:30 this evening, 26/10/2019. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland remains possible throughout the evening. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast in the incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 01:50 tomorrow morning, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 09:51
River Doe Lea
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is possible between 09:45 and 18:00 today, 26/10/19. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We expect river levels to peak around 14:00 on 26/10/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast in the incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 17:50, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 01:36
River Doe Lea
River levels have risen as a result of the heavy rain that fell yesterday (Sunday 29th September). Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening. Levels have peaked but will remain high throughout the day. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. The worst of the rain has passed through, though we are expecting further significant rain this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation from our Leeds incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Sep 2019 18:04
River Doe Lea
River levels have risen as a result of the heavy rainfall that has fallen overnight and today (Sunday 29th September). Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening. Levels will peak this evening and remain high throughout the night. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. The worst of the rain has passed through and we are not expecting any significant rain this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation from our Leeds incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.