Flood Warning Info - River Trent at Burton upon Trent

Area Description

River Trent at Burton upon Trent from Branston to Clay Mills behind Flood Defences.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

The red highlighted area on the map below outlines the area covered by this Flood Warning.
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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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Severe Flood Warning issued on 18 Feb 2020 02:26
River Trent
A Severe Flood Warning has been issued due to the risk of rapid onset of flooding. The river level has now begun to fall very slowly, and is forecast to continue falling slowly today (18/02/20), but the risk of flooding to property, roads and farmland continues. Flooding is affecting properties around the riverside areas of Burton upon Trent including Waterside Road area in Stapenhill, Burton Bridge area, Newton Road area in Winshill and Church Lane in Newton Solney. The weather forecast is for bands of rain and scattered showers for the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels, the weather forecast and liaising with the emergency services. Please have a bag ready with vital items like medicines and insurance documents and call 999 if in immediate danger. Move family pets, possessions and cars to safety. This message will continue to be updated today (18/02/20), or if the situation changes.


Severe Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 19:21
River Trent
This Severe Warning has been issued because of the risk of rapid onset of flooding. Our forecast peak river level is expected to reach the top of the defences and therefore there is potential for localised overtopping. River levels have risen and are forecast to continue rising at the Drakelow river gauge as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall due to Storm Dennis. Consequently the flooding of property, roads and farmland is possible overnight between 12:00 AM and 10:00AM tomorrow, 18/02/20. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels, the weather forecast and liaising with the emergency services. Please have a bag ready with vital items like medicines and insurance documents and call 999 if in immediate danger. Move family pets, possessions and cars to safety. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 18/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 17:45
River Trent
River levels have risen at the Drakelow river gauge as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall from Storm Dennis. Consequently, the flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected through today (17/02/20) and overnight. The forecast is improving, with light and scattered showers expected over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water and call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated tomorrow morning Tuesday (18/02/20), or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 16:36
River Trent
River levels have risen at the Drakelow river gauge as a result of heavy and persistent rainfall from Storm Dennis. Consequently, the flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected through today (17/02/20) and overnight. The forecast is improving, with light and scattered showers expected over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid contact with flood water and call 999 if in immediate danger. This message will be updated tomorrow morning Tuesday 17/02/20, or as the situation changes.