Flood Warning Info - Doniford Stream in the Sampford Mill Farm area

Area Description

Sampford Brett Bridge on the A358 and Sampford Mill Farm.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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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


Flood Warning issued on 5 Mar 2020 10:16
Doniford Stream
River levels are rising rapidly as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall and is likely to reach this flood warning threshold approximately 11:00 this morning. Consequently, flooding of property is possible and will remain a risk during this afternoon. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for the Sampford Mill Farm area. Rainfall is forecast to continue until around midday today and river levels are likely to remain high during this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated this evening, 05/03/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 08:47
Doniford Stream
Storm Dennis has brought persistent rainfall throughout Saturday and Sunday morning. River levels on the Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett have now peaked and are falling below the Flood Warning threshold. However, further persistent rainfall is forecast on the morning of Sunday 16/02/2020 until early afternoon. Catchments are saturated, and all rivers in the West Somerset area could rise again later today. We believe there is a possibility of flooding in the Sampford Mill Farm area until early Sunday afternoon. Field teams are out clearing debris screens and checking gullies and local flood defences. Incident teams are monitoring river levels very closely. Please stay aware in case further warnings are issued. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 17/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 15 Feb 2020 15:41
Doniford Stream
Storm Dennis is now impacting the South West and is forecast to bring strong winds and a significant amount of rainfall over this weekend, particularly over high ground such as Exmoor. Catchments are saturated, and all rivers in the West Somerset area are rising steadily in response to the heavy and persistent rainfall that has already fallen today. Consequently, flooding is forecast from 16:00 today, Saturday 15/02/20 in the Sampford Mill Farm area. We expect river levels to rise further over the next 12 hours, possibly also affecting upstream properties around Sampford Brett. Field teams are out clearing debris screens and checking gullies and local flood defences. Incident teams are monitoring river levels very closely. Please be aware in case further flood warnings are issued this weekend. This message will be updated tomorrow, Sunday 16/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2019 20:13
Doniford Stream
River levels rose rapidly earlier today, Thursday 14/11/2019, as a result of persistent rainfall. River levels have now peaked but there remains a possibility of flooding for the Sampford Mill Farm area. Some scattered rainfall is forecast overnight, however the forecast improves thereafter with very low rainfall expected through Friday and Saturday. We expect river levels to remain high until Friday morning 15/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Friday morning, or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2019 16:43
Doniford Stream
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of persistent rainfall today 14/11/2019. Consequently, there is a possibility of flooding for the Sampford Mill Farm area. Further scattered rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours, however the forecast improves thereafter with very low rainfall expected through Friday and Saturday. We expect river levels to remain high until Friday morning 15/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 14/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 14 Nov 2019 15:53
Doniford Stream
River levels have risen rapidly as a result of persistent rainfall today 14/11/2019. Consequently, there is a possibility of flooding for the Sampford Mill Farm area. Further scattered rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours, however the forecast improves thereafter with very low rainfall expected through Friday and Saturday. We expect river levels to remain high until Friday morning 14/11/2019 We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this evening, 14/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 30 Mar 2018 19:05
Doniford Stream
Rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Friday evening and overnight until about midday on Saturday 31st March. River levels on the Doniford Stream at Sampford Brett and Doniford Stream at Doniford are rising in response to today's rain and are expected to rise further this evening.