Flood Alert Info - Upper Dove

Area Description

Low-lying land and roads between Izaak Walton and Rocester on the River Dove and between Carsington Dam and Mayfield on the Henmore 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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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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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


Flood Alert issued on 16 Aug 2019 20:11
River Dove
River levels have risen at the Agnes Meadow Bridge river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening and tonight, 16/08/2019. Flooding is affecting low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Dove between Izaak Walton and Rocester and the Henmore Brook between Carsington Dam and Mayfield. Further rainfall is forecast over the next couple of hours. We expect river levels to continue to rise overnight. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are clearing weed screens and actively checking river levels and the weather forecast.. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/08/2019


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jul 2019 17:32
River Dove
River levels are forecast to rise at the Ilam river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding may occur this evening and overnight, but there is low confidence given the unpredictable nature of storms. Flooding may affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Dove between Izaak Walton and Rocester and the Henmore Brook between Carsington Dam and Mayfield. More rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may cause river levels to rise further. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 31/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 18 Jun 2019 15:41
River Dove
This flood alert has been issued as a precautionary measure as heavy rain and thunderstorms have been forecast for this area overnight (in the early hours of Wednesday 19th June 2019). There is uncertainty however, over the amount of rainfall expected and the exact location of these thunderstorms. As a result river and surface water flooding may affect these areas. We urge you to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are continuing to actively monitor the situation closely and will issue updates, and further flood alerts and warnings if necessary. You can monitor your local weather conditions and river levels on the GOV.UK website.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Oct 2018 18:32
River Dove
This flood alert has been issued as a precaution based on the forecast. Over the last 12 hours heavy persistent rain has fallen over the Upper Dove catchment which has resulted in river levels rising. Further heavy rain overnight and into tomorrow (Monday 15th October) has been forecasted. There may be flooding to low lying land and roads tomorrow (Monday 15th October) in this area. No flooding of properties is expected and no flood warnings are expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. Remain vigilant as this additional overnight rain may lead to further rises in the river levels and increased flood risk. We will continue to monitor the river levels in this location. This message will be updated tomorrow or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 17:50
River Dove
Heavy persistent rain is expected within the Upper Dove catchment overnight and during tomorrow morning. This may result in river levels rising in this area and there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. However, no flooding of properties is expected and no flood warnings are expected to be issued. Please take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. Officers are currently monitoring the situation and will issue further updates when necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Sep 2018 18:33
River Dove
Heavy rain is forecast in the River Dove catchment overnight (Thursday the twentieth of September). This may result in river levels rising further in this area and there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. We expect the rain to continue throughout tomorrow (Friday the twenty-first of September) and for river levels to remain raised, however no flooding of properties is expected and Environment Agency staff are monitoring the situation. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. We are currently monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 17:15
River Dove
River levels will remain high for the rest of the day. No flooding of properties is expected and no warnings are expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website. Showers are expected tomorrow. We will continue to monitor river levels in this location.


Flood Alert issued on 2 Apr 2018 10:15
River Dove
Watercourses within the Upper Dove catchment, including the Henmore Brook are rising in response to overnight and this morning’s rainfall. We will see that levels will continue to rise throughout this morning and may remain high for the remainder of today (Monday 2nd April). There may be flooding to low lying land and roads in the area. Remain vigilant as further rain is expected throughout today, which may lead to further flood risk. We will continue to monitor river levels in this location. At the time of this statement, no flooding of properties is expected and no warnings are expected to be issued. Take care near areas of concern and monitor your local weather conditions and the GOV.UK website.