Flood Alert Info - Middle River Don

Area Description

The River Don from Kelham Island in Sheffield to Hexthorpe, including Bagley Dike, Carrbrook and Kearsley Brook.
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

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

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  • Each Flood Alert may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Alert table above.

Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 17:04
River Don
Rainfall associated with Storm Dennis is forecast to intensify from this afternoon, 15 February 2020 across the River Don catchment. The current forecast indicates that the river response will continue to rise throughout this evening and is likely to peak in the early hours of Sunday morning, 16 February. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham & Sheffield canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. We have staff in the field and are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. If you observe flood waters, please avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near watercourses. Please also plan driving routes to avoid low lying land that may be flooded. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and for weather forecasts please see the Met Office. This message will be updated at 01:00 tomorrow or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 12:31
River Don
River levels have risen and will continue to rise throughout the afternoon on Sunday (09/02/2020) as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Ciara. Widespread rain and high winds is expected to continue through to early afternoon Sunday. 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 20:30 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 01:52
River Don
A band of rain has now moved across South Yorkshire and scattered showers are forecast overnight tonight moving into the morning of Friday 15th November. River levels in the Middle Don are currently rising in response to this rain and are forecast to peak at around 5am on the 15th of November. River levels are expected to peak much lower than those seen on the 7th and 8th of November and are not currently forecast to result in further overtopping of rivers banks and defences. We are monitoring the situation closely. We continue to support the coordinated multi‐agency response and our incident room is open 24/7. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated at 09:50 on 15/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 17:49
River Don
River levels are starting to respond to the rainfall that has fallen across South Yorkshire this afternoon. This frontal rainfall will be followed by showers overnight and into tomorrow, 15/11/19. Given the wet ground conditions, rivers are beginning to respond and will rise steadily through this evening, however river levels are not expected to reach heights seen last week 7/11/2019. River levels are likely to peak through Rotherham in the early hours of tomorrow morning (15/11/2019). We are monitoring the situation closely. We continue to support the coordinated multi‐agency response and our incident room is open 24/7. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated at 01:30 on 14/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 09:35
River Don
River levels have continued to steadily fall overnight in the Middle Don catchment. Looking ahead a band of rain is starting to move across South Yorkshire today, 14/11/19, followed by showers overnight and into tomorrow, 15/11/19. 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. River levels are likely to peak overnight through Rotherham. We are monitoring the situation closely. We continue to support the coordinated multi‐agency response and our incident room is open 24/7. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated at 17:30 on 14/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 23:20
River Don
River levels around Kilnhurst are falling and we will keep this alert under review. Our incident staff continue to operate pumps in the catchment in response to persistent surface water. Looking ahead we are expecting a band of rain to move across South Yorkshire from approximately 14:00 on Thursday, 14/11/19, into the early hours of 15/11/19. Given the wet ground conditions, we expect local rivers to respond, however forecast rainfall is not expected to reach similar totals to those seen on the 7th and 8th of November. We are monitoring the situation closely. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated at 07:15 on 14/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 15:22
River Don
River levels around Kilnhurst are falling and we will keep this alert under review. We are expecting a band of rain to move across South Yorkshire from early evening on 14 November. Given the wet ground conditions, we expect local rivers to respond. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 23:20 on 13/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Nov 2019 05:46
River Don
River levels around Kilnhurst are falling and we will keep this alert under review. We are expecting a band of rain to move across South Yorkshire from early evening on 14 November. Given the wet ground conditions, we expect local rivers to respond. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 13:45, 13/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 21:36
River Don
River levels around Kilnhurst are falling but remain high. We are expecting scattered showers throughout today (Tuesday, 12/11/19), however we do not currently expect this to have any further significant impact on river levels. Looking ahead we are expecting a band of rain to move across the catchments broadly from the east on Thursday night. Given the wet condition of the catchment, we expect to see the rivers respond. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 05:22 on 13/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 13:13
River Don
River levels around Kilnhurst are falling but remain high. We are expecting scattered showers throughout today (Tuesday, 12/11/19), however we do not currently expect this to have any further significant impact on river levels. Looking ahead we are expecting a band of rain to move across the catchments broadly from the east on Thursday night. Given the wet condition of the catchment, we expect to see the rivers respond. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 21:00 on 12/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Nov 2019 04:45
River Don
River levels around Kilnhurst remain high. Flooding may affect properties, roads or farmland. We are expecting scattered showers throughout today (Tuesday, 12/11/19), however we do not currently expect this to have any further significant impact on river levels. Looking ahead we are expecting a band of frontal rain to move across the catchments from the west on Thursday night. Given the wet condition of the catchment, we expect to see the rivers respond. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 12:45 on 12/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 21:10
River Don
River levels around Kilnhurst remain high. Flooding may affect properties, roads or farmland. We are expecting scattered showers throughout this evening (Monday, 11/11/19) and into Tuesday morning, however we do not currently expect this to have any significant impact on river levels. Looking ahead we are expecting a band of frontal rain to move across the catchments from the west on Thursday night. Given the wet condition of the catchment, we expect to see the rivers respond. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 05:30 on 12/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 12:17
River Don
River levels across the Middle River Don remain high. Flooding may affect properties, roads or farmland. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are in force in this area. We are expecting scattered showers throughout today (Monday, 11/11/19), however we do not currently expect this to have any further significant impact on river levels. Looking ahead we are expecting a band of frontal rain to move across the catchments from the west on Thursday night. Given the wet condition of the catchment, we expect to see the rivers respond. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have deployed pumps, people and equipment. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 20:20 on 11/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Nov 2019 04:19
River Don
River levels across the Middle River Don remain high. Flooding may affect properties, roads or farmland. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are in force in this area. We are expecting scattered showers throughout today (Monday, 11/11/19), however we do not currently expect this to have any further significant impact on river levels. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have deployed pumps, people and equipment. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 12:20 on 11/11/2019 or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 20:20
River Don
River levels across the Middle River Don remain high. Flooding may affect properties, roads or farmland. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are in force in this area. Scattered showers are forecast this evening and overnight into Monday (11/11/19), however we do not expect this to have any significant impact on river levels. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff have deployed pumps, people and equipment. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 4:017 on 11/11/2019 or as the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 12:06
River Don
River levels across the Middle River Don remain high. Flooding may affect properties, roads or farmland. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are in force in this area. We do not expect any further rainfall over Sunday 10/11/19, however, the forecast for the rest of the week is unsettled.. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 20:05 on 10/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Nov 2019 04:10
River Don
River levels across the middle River Don remain high. Flooding may affect properties, roads or farmland. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are in force in this area. We do not expect any further significant rain in the next 24 hours. Our incident response staff are monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with floodwater and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads. This message will be updated by 12:08 on 10/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 18:49
River Don
River levels remain high across the Middle River Don today (9/11/19) as a result of persistent of the heavy rainfall. As a result, the risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland remains. Areas at most risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are also in force in this area. Although no further significant rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, we expect river levels to remain high throughout this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are deploying pumps, people and equipment. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 02:45 on 10/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 10:56
River Don
River levels remain high across the Middle River Don today (9/11/19) as a result of persistent of the heavy rainfall. As a result, the risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland remains. Areas at most risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are also in force in this area. Although no further significant rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, we expect river levels to remain high throughout today. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are deploying pumps, people and equipment. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 02:24
River Don
River levels are forecast to remain high as a result of persistent heavy rainfall on Thursday 8th November. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible between 02:00 and 08:00 on 09/11/19. Areas at most risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are also in force in this area. No further significant rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are deploying pumps, people and equipment. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 17:07
River Don
River levels are forecast to remain high until tomorrow as a result of persistent, heavy rainfall on Thursday 8th November. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible between 16:30 and 08:00 tomorrow, 09/11/19. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham & Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the washlands at Kilnhurst. Flood warnings are also in force in this area. No further significant rainfall is forecast. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are deploying pumps, people and equipment. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 01:00 on 09/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 21:04
River Don
River levels have risen as a result of the persistent rainfall this morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying land is still possible overnight and into tomorrow, Friday, 08/11/19. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham and Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the Washlands at Kilnhurst. There currently remains Flood Warnings in force in this area. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. Consequently the risk of flooding continues. 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. 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 in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 12:09
River Don
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 by 20:10 on 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 01:58
River Don
River levels have risen as a result of heavy rainfall. Levels remain high and are currently peaking. No further rainfall is expected and consequently no additional property flooding is expected. The areas most at risk are Bolsover Coking Works and Netherthorpe. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation from the Leeds incident room. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 10:00 today, 27/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 16:54
River Don
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland remains possible for the next 24 to 36 hours. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham & Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the Washlands at Kilnhurst. No further rainfall is expected, however, river levels are expected to remain high into tomorrow, 27/10/19. 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 01:00 tomorrow or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 08:45
River Don
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible between 08:40 today, 26/10/19, continuing for the next 24 to 36 hours. Areas most at risk are Firth Rixson, Rotherham & Sheffield Canal Association, Denaby, Old Denaby, Sprotborough and the Washlands at Kilnhurst. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 5 hours, 26/10/19, with river levels expected to remain high into Sunday, 27/10/19. 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 16:40 today, 26/10/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Oct 2019 04:19
River Don
River levels are now beginning to fall below the flood risk threshold across the catchment. There is no further significant rain forecast today (2nd October), but please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. We will continue to monitor the situation from our incident room in Leeds and will update this message in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 20:43
River Don
Flooding is possible in the Middle River Don catchment around Kilnhurst as a result of the recent rainfall. Low lying fields and roads are most likely to be at risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We expect river levels to remain high during the evening of Tuesday 1st October before falling through Wednesday. No significant rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours but we continue to monitor the situation closely from our Incident Room in Leeds.


Flood Alert issued on 1 Oct 2019 13:00
River Don
Flooding is possible in the Middle River Don catchment as further persistent rain is causing river levels to rise. Low lying fields and roads are most likely to be at risk. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We expect river levels to continue to rise steadily through today, Tuesday 1st October, to a similar level seen on Sunday night. After the rain clears this afternoon we expect river levels to start to fall overnight and through tomorrow. We do not currently expect to issue flood warnings, however we are monitoring the situation closely from our incident room in Leeds.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Sep 2019 01:38
River Don
River levels have risen at Kilnhurst as a result of the heavy rainfall that has fallen yesterday (Sunday 29th September). Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Levels have peaked and 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 18:24
River Don
River levels have risen at Kilnhurst as a result of the heavy rainfall that has fallen 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.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jul 2019 06:02
River Don
River levels are continuing to react as a result of this weekend's heavy, persistent rainfall, and are expected to continue to rise through the morning of Sunday 28 July 2019. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours with the possibility of localised heavy rain through the afternoon on Sunday 28 July 2019. There may be a risk of flooding but there is low confidence in the timings and locations, given the unpredictable nature of the storms. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. We are continuing to monitor the situation and our incident response staff are liaising with the emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated on Sunday morning, 28 July 2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jul 2019 21:02
River Don
River levels are forecast to rise as a result of heavy, persistent rainfall. Due to the uncertainty in the forecast we are issuing the alerts for our fast responding catchments. Consequently, flooding could occur from early hours Sunday morning, 28/07/2019, but there is low confidence in timings and locations given the unpredictable nature of the thunderstorms. Areas most at risk are low lying land and roads. Further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28/07/19, or as the situation changes.