Flood Alert Info - Lower Tone and Parrett Moors

Area Description

Lower Rivers Tone and Parrett including West Moor, Hay Moor, Curry Moor, Stan Moor, Salt Moor and North Moor.

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 Apr 2018 14:02
River Tone, River Parrett
Following the recent sustained rainfall the forecast for the next 5 days is for generally drier conditions. Localised showers are possible with a band of rainfall overnight Saturday and into Sunday morning being forecast. The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.4 m and is falling slowly yet steadily. Water enters Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 5.33 m and is expected to peak early this afternoon. Flooding can affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. The risk to property flooding is very low with the present 5 day weather forecast. Pumping is taking place at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations and will begin immediately at Currymoor pumping station when there is spare capacity in the River Tone.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 22:05
River Tone, River Parrett
The rainfall has passed out of the area and the current forecast has improved with minimal rainfall expected on Thursday and a reduced and less significant rainfall on Friday. The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.51 m and is slowly falling. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is low at 5.23 m and is rising by approximately 20 mm per hour. The flooding of Cuts Road and New Road is currently not expected. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is low at 3.15 m. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m but this level is not expected to be reached. Pumping is taking place at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations and will commence at Currymoor when river levels allow. The River Tone at Currymoor is forecast to fall.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Apr 2018 10:36
River Tone, River Parrett
The rainfall has generally passed out of the area. Further showers, heavy at times, are possible overnight on Thursday and into Friday morning. The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.46 m and is rising by approximately 15 mm per hour. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is low at 4.97 m and is rising by approximately 30 mm per hour. The flooding of Cuts Road and New Road is currently not expected. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is low at 3.18 m and is rising by approximately 30 mm per hour. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m but this level is not expected to be reached. Pumping is taking place at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations and will commence at Currymoor when river levels allow. The River Tone at Currymoor is forecast to rise during Wednesday morning.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Apr 2018 16:31
River Tone, River Parrett
The rain has moved out of the area and drier weather is forecast although there may be some further showers during Tuesday evening. The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.41 m and is rising by approximately 20 mm per hour. The forecast is for the water level to reach or just exceed the Flood Alert criteria. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 4.52 m and is rising by approximately 70 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.22 m and is stable. Pumping is taking place at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. The River Tone at Currymoor is forecast to fall soon after the level has reached the Flood Alert criteria.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Apr 2018 14:58
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.43 m and is stable. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 5.63 m and is rising by approximately 6 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.18 m and is stable. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Scattered light showers are forecast for today 03/04/2018. Heavy showers are forecast on Wednesday from early morning onwards. The River Tone at Currymoor is not forecast to show significant further rise in response to this rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 14:26
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.51 m and is stable. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 5.44 m and is rising by approximately 25 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.33 m and is stable. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Monday 02/04/2018 will be largely dry, however showers are forecast this evening and overnight into Tuesday morning. The River Tone at Currymoor is not forecast to show significant further rise in response to this rainfall.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Apr 2018 12:56
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.41 m and is stable. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 5.24 m and is rising by approximately 6 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.15 m and is falling by approximately 12 mm per hour. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Heavy, persistent and widespread rainfall is forecast from 4:00 pm on 01/04/2018, overnight and into Monday 02/04/2018. The River Tone at Currymoor is forecast to rise as a result.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Mar 2018 02:54
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.45 m and is rising by approximately 15 mm per hour. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 4.86 m and is rising by approximately 115 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.48 m and is rising by approximately 40 mm per hour. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Unsettled but largely dry weather is forecast for Saturday. The River Tone at Currymoor is forecast to fall as a result.


Flood Alert issued on 17 Mar 2018 11:24
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.36 m and is falling by approximately 12 mm per hour. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 5.75 m and is stable. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m, Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.24 m and is stable. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. River levels remain high, following rainfall over the past few days. Wintery snow showers are forecast for the weekend, with melting snow likely to maintain high river levels on Monday and Tuesday.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Mar 2018 11:12
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.5 m and is rising by approximately 30 mm per hour. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 5.65 m and is falling by approximately 16 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m, Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.22 m and is falling by approximately 16 mm per hour. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Further heavy showers are forecast for Friday, but low totals and limited river response is expected.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Mar 2018 08:45
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.45 m. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The over night rain has passed, dry weather is expected through today, Thursday 15/03/18, but a second band of heavy rain is forecast this evening and over night. The catchments are already saturated so further rainfall will cause the rivers to react.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Mar 2018 14:35
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone alongside Currymoor remains bank full and continues to flow over Hookbridge Spillway, although the peak has passed through the Currymoor area. The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.49 m and is falling by approximately 6 mm per hour. Water enters Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway if this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 5.58 m and is rising by approximately 5 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. Currently pumping is taking place at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. We are unable to pump at Curry Moor pumping station until the rivers levels fall sufficiently. Very low rainfall, of 0 to 3 mm, is forecast over the next 24 hours.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 15:53
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone remains bank full following the overnight rain and snow melt. The level of the River Tone at Currymoor pumping station is 7.50 m and is currently stable. Water enters Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway if this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 5.24 m and is rising gradually by approximately 7 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. Currently pumping is taking place at Saltmoor and Northmoor pumping stations. We are unable to pump at Curry Moor pumping station until the rivers levels fall sufficiently. Low rainfall totals of up to 5 mm are currently forecast throughout this afternoon and evening in the Tone catchment.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Mar 2018 21:43
River Tone, River Parrett
High river levels and bankfull conditions are expected throughout the catchment. The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.45m. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The river levels have responded to snow melt. The Environment Agency are monitoring the river levels


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 16:01
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.1 m and falling. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 4.1 m and also falling due to us pumping it out. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.16 m and has been pumped down, close to its desired winter pen level. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Showers will continue on Friday evening and Saturday, with generally dry days forecast on Sunday and Monday. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 11:06
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.3 m and falling. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 4.1 m and also falling due to us pumping it out. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.1 m and has been pumped down, close to its desired winter pen level. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Further spells of rain and showers are forecast for the next couple of days. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 18:12
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.2 m and falling. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 4.2 m and also falling due to us pumping it out. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.2 m and has been pumped down, close to its desired winter pen level. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Further spells of rain and showers are forecast for the next couple of days. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 3 Jan 2018 08:26
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.53 m and rising (but has peaked upstream of Taunton). Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 4.11 m and is rising by approximately 15 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.26 m and is rising by approximately 10 mm per hour. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Pumping is suspended due to the high river levels. Further spells of rain and showers are forecast for the next couple of days. We shall update this alert as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 18:58
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.41 m and is falling by approximately 4 mm per hour. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 4.92 m and is rising by approximately 5 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.166 m and is falling. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Largely dry weather is forecast for the rest of Wednesday and Thursday before further rain on Friday.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2017 13:54
River Tone, River Parrett
The River Tone level at Currymoor pumping station is 7.43 m and is rising by approximately 6 mm per hour. Water will enter Currymoor reservoir via Hookbridge spillway whilst this level exceeds 7.45 m. The drain level at Currymoor pumping station is 4.87 m and is rising by approximately 5 mm per hour. Flooding will affect Cuts Road if this level exceeds 5.75 m and New Road in Currymoor if this level exceeds 6.18 m. Property flooding is possible if this level exceeds 6.60 m. Water will spill over Athelney spillway, across the A361 and into Saltmoor and Northmoor if this level exceeds 7.10 m. The drain level at Northmoor pumping station is 3.105 m and is falling. There is a risk of flooding to property and roads in Northmoor if this level exceeds 4.20 m. Largely dry weather is forecast for the rest of Wednesday. The River Tone at Currymoor is forecast to continue gradually rising in response to the earlier rainfall.