Flood Alert Info - River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon, and also the Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney

Area Description

River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon including, Stanford in the Vale, Charney Bassett, Lyford and Garford, and also the Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney.
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 12 Mar 2020 18:18
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the River Ock as a result of recent rainfall and high groundwater. At Stanford Vale and Charney Bassatt water levels are high and flooding of low lying roads and farmland will continue today. The forecast is for a mainly dry night overnight. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (13/03/2020) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2020 08:57
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the River Ock as a result of recent rainfall and high groundwater. At Stanford Vale and Charney Bassatt water levels are high and flooding of low lying roads and farmland will continue today. The forecast is for possible showers today. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (12/03/2020) or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 16:54
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the River Ock over the past 36 hours. At Stanford Vale and Charney Bassatt water levels are high and flooding of low lying roads and farmland will continue today. No property flooding is expected. It is forecast to be dry today with a chance of showers tonight. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 12/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Mar 2020 12:02
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the River Ock over the past 24 hours. At Stanford Vale and Charney Bassatt water levels are high and flooding of low lying roads and farmland will continue today. No property flooding is expected. It is forecast to be dry today (11/03/2020) with a chance of isolated showers tonight. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated this evening, 11/03/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 20:59
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the River Ock as a result of recent rainfall. At Stanford Vale water levels are at bank full. Low lying roads and farmland nearest to the river may be impacted overnight as levels continue to gradually rise. No property flooding is expected. It is forecast to be mostly dry tonight and on Wednesday (11/03/20), with the chance of an isolated shower. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Mar 2020 10:41
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the River Ock as a result of rainfall overnight. Therefore, flooding of land nearest the river is possible now. Low lying roads and farmland will be affected this morning 10/03/20 by the rising water levels, especially in the Stanford Vale area. No property flooding is expected. Further rainfall is forecast over the today and the river will be responsive to this, but the rainfall should clear this evening and levels are not expected to reach property thresholds. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated this evening, 10/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Mar 2020 07:41
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high but dropping on the River Ock following persistent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of footpaths, roads and low-lying land remains possible, especially in the Standford in the Vale and Charney Bassett areas. The Letcombe Brook does not currently pose a flood risk. The forecast is for any remaining showers to clear by mid-morning to leave a dry day followed by a dry night. Although levels will continue dropping, they will continue to pose a flood risk. Levels will remain sensitive to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware standing water may remain on the floodplain and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 02/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 19:09
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high but now starting to drop on the River Ock following persistent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of footpaths, roads and low-lying land is expected to continue, especially in the Standford in the Vale and Charney Bassett areas. The Letcombe Brook does not currently pose a flood risk. The forecast is for showers, at times heavy, overnight, clearing by morning to leave a dry day tomorrow (02/03/20). Although levels will continue dropping overnight, they will continue to pose a flood risk. Levels will remain sensitive to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please be aware standing water may remain on the floodplain and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 02/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Mar 2020 09:41
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high and very slowly increasing on the River Ock as a result of persistent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of footpaths, roads and low-lying land is expected to continue, especially in the Standford in the Vale and Charney Bassett areas. The Letcombe Brook does not currently pose a flood risk. The forecast is for a predominantly dry day today (01/03/20) with an occasional light shower. Heavier showers are expected overnight. We expect river levels to stabilise during the day and they will continue to pose a flood risk. Levels will remain sensitive to further rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 01/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 19:19
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are slowly rising but starting to stabilise on the River Ock as a result of persistent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of footpaths, roads and low-lying land is expected to continue, especially in the Standford in the Vale and Charney Bassett areas. The Letcombe Brook does not currently pose a flood risk. The forecast is for a predominantly dry night interspersed with light showers. Tomorrow (01/03/20) is predominantly dry with light showers in the afternoon. We expect river levels to stabilise overnight before starting to drop tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 01/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Feb 2020 13:46
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are continuing to rise on the River Ock as a result of persistent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of footpaths, roads and low-lying land is possible this afternoon 29/02/20, especially in the Standford in the Vale and Charney Bassett areas. The Letcombe Brook does not currently pose a flood risk. The forecast is for further showers this afternoon (29/02/20) and overnight. We expect river levels to drop again over the next 24 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 29/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Feb 2020 17:49
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the River Ock following Storm Dennis. Therefore, flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is expected to continue, especially in the areas between Charney Bassett and Abingdon. Further rainfall, which could be heavy at times, is forecast this afternoon before clearing later this evening (18/02/20), leaving a largely dry night. River levels are falling, but still pose a flood risk. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow, 19/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 20:28
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook as a result of Storm Dennis. Therefore, flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is expected to continue, especially in the areas between Stanford in the Vale and Abingdon. Further rainfall showers are forecast over the next 12 hours, but rainfall totals are forecast to be low. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Feb 2020 08:32
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high along the River Ock, we expect to see the River flowing out of its banks along the whole length. Levels are still rising in many places, particularly around Charney Basset and Abingdon, we expect this to continue through the course of the day as water flows down from the upper river. No property flooding is currently expected, but flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is expected to continue. The forecast is for a mostly dry day with a chance of some heavy showers, we are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 21:49
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high and out of banks on the River Ock, especially around Stanford in the Vale and Charney Basset, as a result of Storm Dennis. The forecast is for a drier evening (16/2/20) with a chance of overnight showers. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days in response to this rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 08:50
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high and out of banks on the River Ock especially around Stanford in the Vale and Charney Basset as a result of Storm Dennis. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, therefore we expect water levels to continue to rise throughout today. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days in response to this rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 16:41
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have started to rise on the River Ock at Chertsey Basset as a result of Storm Dennis. They are forecast to continue rising overnight. River levels are forecast to be out of banks in the early hours of Sunday. No property flooding is currently expected, but flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is expected. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days in response to this rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Feb 2020 20:04
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are forecast to rise on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook as a result of rainfall overnight. Therefore, flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is possible from tomorrow morning, 15/02/20, especially in the areas around Stanford in the Vale and Charney Bassett. Rainfall, which could be heavy at times, will move through the area from this evening (14/02/20) and through tomorrow morning. Storm Dennis will bring heavy rainfall across the area tomorrow and Sunday (16/02/20). We expect river levels to remain high over the coming days in response to this rainfall. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jan 2020 11:32
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock have now fallen. Therefore, no further flooding of low lying roads, footpaths and land is expected. The forecast for this weekend is mainly dry, with settled weather expected for the early part of next week. We continue to monitor the situation. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 18/01/20, or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 18:35
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
"Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock remain high following recent rainfall, particularly in the Stanford Vale area. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads, footpaths and land is possible. The forecast for this evening and overnight is for mostly dry weather. We continue to monitor the situation. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this tomorrow morning, 18/01/20, or as the situation changes"


Flood Alert issued on 17 Jan 2020 10:30
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
"Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock remain high following recent rainfall, particularly in the Stanford Vale area. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads, footpaths and land is possible. Further light showers are possible today (17/01/20) but more settled weather is expected from this weekend. We continue to monitor the situation. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (17/1/20) or as the situation changes "


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 19:38
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
"Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock remain high following recent rainfall, particularly in the Stanford Vale area. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads, footpaths and land is possible. This Flood Alert has been removed. River levels have now fallen below the flood risk threshold. Further heavy showers are forecast this evening (16/01/20) but more settled weather is expected from this weekend. We continue to monitor the situation. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (17/1/20) or as the situation changes "


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2020 11:08
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
"Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock remain high following recent rainfall, particularly in the Stanford Vale area. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads, footpaths and land is possible. This Flood Alert has been removed. River levels have now fallen below the flood risk threshold. Further heavy showers are forecast today (16/01/20) but more settled weather is expected from this weekend. We continue to monitor the situation. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated the evening (16/1/20) or as the situation changes "


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 20:32
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
"Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock remain high following recent rainfall, particularly in the Stanford Vale area. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads, footpaths and land is possible. The forecast is for further rain showers overnight and tomorrow, which may be heavy, with more settled conditions later in the week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (16/1/20) or as the situation changes "


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 08:14
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock have risen overnight following recent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of low lying roads, footpaths and land is possible today. The forecast if for a drier day today (15/1/20), some further rain tomorrow, with more settled conditions later in the week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (15/1/20).


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2019 19:19
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high but are falling on the River Ock in the Charney Bassett area. The risk of flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths continues. The forecast is for a dry evening (24/12/2019) and clear Christmas Day (25/12/2019) with potential for heavy showers on Boxing Day (26/12/19). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 25/12/2019, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2019 11:00
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are still high but falling on the River Ock in the Charney Bassett area. The risk of flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths continues. Todays forecast is for heavy thundery showers this morning, clearing this afternoon (24/12/2019). It will be dry tomorrow for Christmas Day (25/12/2019). We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 24/12/2019, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Dec 2019 10:22
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have responded to recent rainfall and are high on the River Ock. River levels have fallen on the Letcombe Brook but remain responsive to further rainfall. The risk of flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths continues. Today is forecast to be mainly dry before more rain moves in overnight tonight into Tuesday (24/12/2019). We therefore expect river levels to remain high over coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 24/12/2019, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Dec 2019 11:31
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have responded to recent rainfall and are high on the River Ock. River levels have fallen on the Letcombe Brook but remain responsive to further rainfall. The risk of flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths continues. Further spells of rain are forecast for today (22/12/19). We therefore expect river levels to remain high throughout the weekend and into the start of next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 23/12/2019, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 19:43
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have responded to recent rainfall and are high and responsive to further rainfall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook. Therefore, the risk of flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths continues. There is a chance of some further showers overnight tonight (21/12/19). We therefore expect river levels to remain high over the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been in the area clearing weed and trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 22/12/2019, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 09:47
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have responded to recent rainfall and are high and responsive to further rainfall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook. Therefore, the risk of flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths continues. We are expecting further showers this morning, followed by a band of rainfall this afternoon (21/12/19). We therefore expect river levels to remain high over the weekend. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this afternoon, 21/12/2019, or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 20:55
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have responded to recent rainfall and are high and responsive to further rainfall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook. Therefore, the risk of flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths continues. We are expecting heavy showers overnight through to Saturday morning (21/12/19). We therefore expect river levels to rise further over the coming days and into the early part of next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have been in the area clearing weed and trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 21/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 07:46
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have responded to recent rainfall and are high and responsive to further rainfall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook. Therefore, the risk of flooding of low lying land, roads and footpaths continues. We are expecting persistent and at times heavy rainfall to continue this morning (20/12/19), followed by heavy showers from this afternoon through to Saturday morning (21/12/19). We therefore expect river levels to rise further over the coming days and into the early part of next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 20/12/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 21:29
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high and responsive to rainfall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook following recent rainfall. Therefore, the risk of flooding is currently reducing. We are expecting heavy, persistent showers across the area overnight. We therefore expect river levels to rise further over the coming days and into the early part of next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 20/12/2019, or as the situation changes..


Flood Alert issued on 19 Dec 2019 10:05
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high and responsive to rainfall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook following recent rainfall. Therefore, the risk of flooding is currently reducing. From this afternoon 19/12/19, Friday 20/12/19 and into the weekend, we are expecting heavy, persistent showers across the area. We therefore expect river levels to rise further over the coming days and into the early part of next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 19:32
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high but continue to fall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook following recent rainfall. Therefore, the risk of flooding is currently reducing. From this evening (18/12/19), through tomorrow 19/12/19, Friday 20/12/19 and the weekend, we are expecting heavy, persistent showers across the area. We therefore expect river levels to rise further over the coming days and into the early part of next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 19/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Dec 2019 09:38
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high but continue to fall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook following recent rainfall. Therefore, the risk of flooding is currently reducing. From this evening (18/12/19), through tomorrow 19/12/19, Friday 20/12/19 and the weekend we are expecting heavy, persistent showers across the area. We therefore expect river levels to rise further over the coming days and into the early part of next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 18/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 21:22
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels remain high but are beginning to fall on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook following recent rainfall. Flooding of low-lying land, paths and roads is expected to continue. No heavy rain showers are forecast overnight, although there might be some light showers in a few places. Most places will remain dry. However, from tomorrow evening (18/12/19), through Thursday 19/12/19, Friday 20/12/19 and the weekend we are expecting heavy, persistent showers across the area. We therefore expect river levels to rise further over the coming days and into the early part of next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and are in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Dec 2019 11:51
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook following recent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford in the Vale and Charney Bassett areas. Further rainfall is forecast today 17/12/19. We expect river levels to remain high throughout this week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 17/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2019 21:40
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook following recent rainfall. Flooding continues in the Stanford in the Vale and Charney Bassett areas. Some light showers are forecast over the next 12 hours, but rainfall totals are expected to be low and most places will remain dry throughout the night. We expect river levels to remain high throughout this week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and have been in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2019 12:02
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels are high but steady on the River Ock and Letcombe Brook following recent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford in the Vale and Charney Bassett areas. No further rainfall is forecast today. We expect river levels to remain high throughout this week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2019 16:49
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the River Ock following recent rainfall. Therefore, flooding of low-lying land, footpaths and roads is possible later this evening 15/12/19 in the Stanford in the Vale and Charney Basset areas. Further rainfall is possible over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high into tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are operating weirs to reduce flood risk and have been in the area clearing weed/trash screens. Please remain safe and aware of your local surroundings and refer to the 'River and Sea Levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 19:06
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have fallen on the Ock between Standford in the Vale and Charney Bassett, but remain high. Therefore, flooding of roads, farmland and low lying areas is possible, The forecast is dry overnight with the possibility of showers tomorrow, 12/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 12/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 10:09
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the Ock between Standford in the Vale and Charney Bassett. Therefore, flooding of roads, farmland and low lying areas is possible. The forecast is for a dry day today and overnight, 11/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening, 11/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 17:17
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels have risen on the Ock between Standford in the Vale and Charney Bassett as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Therefore, flooding of roads, farmland and low lying areas is possible this evening, 10/11/2019. The forecast is for further rain overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Remain safe and aware of your local surroundings. Please refer to the 'River and Sea levels in England' webpage for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 11/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 12:05
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Ock is now falling slowly. Heavy showers are forecast today and flooding of low lying land and roads, especially in the Charney Basset area, is expected to continue. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening (04/04/18).


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 18:12
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Ock is now stable or falling. Some showers are possible overnight tonight with widespread showers and some longer periods of rain forecast on Wednesday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford-in-the-Vale and Charney Basset areas overnight. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 10:29
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. The River Ock is now stable or falling. Some light showers are possible this morning but Tuesday will be a mostly dry day. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford-in-the-Vale and Charney Basset areas today (03/04/2018). Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 19:49
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock are now stable. Some further showers are possible this evening and these may turn heavy in places overnight. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford-in-the-Vale and Charney Basset areas. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (03/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 10:09
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock are rising slowly in response to the overnight rainfall. Some light rain is expected this morning with further showers also possible this afternoon. These heavier showers may turn heavy in places this evening and overnight. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Stanford-in-the-Vale and Charney Basset areas. The river may continue to rise today but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this afternoon (02/04/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 19:43
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock are continuing to fall slowly. Persistent rain is expected overnight tonight, with further showers and light rain possible on Monday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Charney Basset area. The river may rise again overnight and on Monday but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (02/02/2018).


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 10:02
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have been falling slowly overnight. Sunday is forecast to be a mostly dry day with further rainfall overnight into Monday. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue in the Standford in the Vale and Charney Basset areas. The river may rise further overnight and on Monday but no property flooding is expected. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 20:16
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have been rising steadily throughout the day in response to recent rainfall. Any rainfall is now clearing to the east and it should be a largely dry night and into tomorrow morning (01/04/18). Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue, especially in the Charney Bassett and Stanford-in-the-Vale areas. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 10:56
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock are stabilising, but remain high in response to recent rainfall. Further showers, sometimes heavy in places, are expected across the area today (31/03/18), gradually easing through the day. Therefore levels are expected to continue to remain high today and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue, especially in the Charney Basett area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated later today if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 23:01
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have been rising quickly throughout the evening in response to today's (30/03/18) rainfall. Rainfall will continue through tonight into Saturday morning, with heavy showers possible at times. Further showers are expected during Saturday daytime. Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is possible tonight, especially in the Charney Bassett area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of tomorrow morning if not before.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 18:49
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have continued to rise steadily at some gauging stations or throughout the day in response to recent rainfall and snow melt. Forecast is dry for this evening. Levels are expected to continue to rise as more rain is forecast tomorrow. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue, especially in the Charney Bassett area. Although some levels may fall later this evening, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning (14/03/18).


Flood Alert issued on 13 Mar 2018 11:19
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the Ock have continued to rise steadily throughout the night in response to recent rainfall. Forecast is unsettled with some showery rain and then generally dry for the rest of the day. Levels are expected to continue to rise as more rain is forecast tomorrow. Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue, especially in the Stanford Vale and Charney Bassett areas. Although some levels may fall later today, flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of today.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2018 21:58
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the river Ock have been rising steadily throughout the evening in response to recent rainfall. Localised showers are forecast overnight Therefore levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and into tomorrow flooding of low lying land and roads is expected tomorrow (12/03/2018), especially in the Stanford Vale and Charney Bassett areas. We are constantly monitoring river levels . Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated by the end of tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Jan 2018 11:09
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock remain high in response to Sunday's rainfall, levels have now started to decrease. Showery rain is forecasted this morning but these should become lighter this afternoon and clear this evening. Therefore further flooding of low lying land and roads is not expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening or before if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 19:00
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock remain high in response to Sunday's rainfall, levels have now stabilised and started to decrease. There are rain showers forecasted Tuesday morning giving way to a mostly dry day with some scattered showers. Therefore further flooding of low lying land and roads is not expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning or before if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Jan 2018 10:14
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock rose steadily yesterday in response to rainfall. Levels have now stabilised. There is no rain forecast today (22/01/2018) however we will see showers in the early hours of Tuesday. Therefore levels are not expected to continue to rise today and levels should start to lower therefore further flooding of low lying land and roads is not expected. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening or before if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2018 21:23
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. Levels on the River Ock have been rising steadily throughout the day today (21/01/2018) in response to recent rainfall. The rain has now cleared away leaving a dry night. Levels are expected to continue to rise tonight and flooding of low lying land and roads is expected overnight, especially in the Stanford Vale area. We are constantly monitoring river levels. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 18:59
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the River Ock are falling, this is expected to continue throughout tonight (28/12/2017). There is fast moving heavy rain showers forecast to be moving across the area tomorrow morning followed by a drier afternoon. Although levels are falling, they are expected to remain high and are sensitive to the forecasted rainfall. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff were out in the area today checking for and clearing blockages and will be again tomorrow. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Dec 2017 10:40
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the River Ock stopped rising last night and have begun to fall, this is expected to continue throughout the day today (28/12/2017). There is no rain forecast today but we will see some fast moving heavy showers Friday morning. Although levels are falling, they are expected to remain high through the day. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff are out in the area today checking for and clearing blockages. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated this evening.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 17:02
River Ock, Letcombe Brook
Property flooding is not currently expected. River levels on the Ock have been rising all day today (27/12/2017) and they are set to continue to rise through the evening before levelling out during the night. There is no more rain forecast for the next 24 hour period. However a small amount of flooding is expected on low lying land and roads especially in the Charney Bassett area. We are constantly monitoring river levels and our staff were out in the area today checking for and clearing blockages and will be doing the same tomorrow. Remain safe and be aware of your local surroundings, flood waters may be deep and fast flowing. Please refer to river levels on the internet for current river levels. This message will be updated tomorrow morning.