Flood Alert Info - River Lark in Suffolk

Area Description

River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • 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 31 Jan 2021 17:17
River Lark
River levels have fallen at the Sicklesmere river gauge, but remain high at the Isleham river gauge. Consequently, flooding remains possible today, Sunday 31 January, but the risk is reducing. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. No further significant rainfall is forecast until Tuesday 2 February, and we expect that river levels will continue to slowly fall throughout the day. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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, Monday 1 February, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 31 Jan 2021 10:47
River Lark
River levels have fallen at the Sicklesmere river gauge, but remain high. Consequently, flooding remains possible today, Sunday 31 January, but the risk is reducing. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. No further significant rainfall is currently forecast for the next 48 hours and we expect that river levels will continue to slowly fall throughout the day. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 this afternoon, Sunday 31 January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 17:30
River Lark
River levels have fallen at the Sicklesmere river gauge but still remain high downstream. Consequently, flooding remains possible today, Saturday 30 January. We expect flooding to affect River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. We are closely monitoring the situation. No further rainfall is forecast for the next 24 hours. 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, Sunday 31 January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Jan 2021 09:10
River Lark
River levels have fallen at the Sicklesmere river gauge, however further rainfall is forecast throughout the day today which may see levels rise again. Consequently, flooding remains possible today, Saturday 30 January. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. We are closely monitoring the situation. 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 this afternoon, Saturday 30 January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 19:59
River Lark
River levels remain high at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to respond to this rainfall and remain high over the next few days. 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, Saturday, 30/01/21, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 29 Jan 2021 12:47
River Lark
River levels remain high at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of the recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Light rainfall is forecast for today. We expect river levels to respond to this rainfall and remain high over the next few days. 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 this evening, Friday 29 January, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 18:26
River Lark
River levels have risen at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of the rainfall overnight and this morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further rainfall is forecast for this evening. We expect river levels to respond to this rainfall and remain high over the next few days. 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, Friday 29 January, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation


Flood Alert issued on 28 Jan 2021 11:01
River Lark
River levels are rising at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of the rainfall overnight and this morning. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further rainfall is forecast for this evening. We expect river levels to respond to this rainfall and remain high over the next few days. 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 this evening, Thursday 28 January, or as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Jan 2021 09:08
River Lark
River levels continue to fall at the Sicklesmere and Isleham river gauge but are still high as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected today Saturday 16 January. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further rainfall is forecast for today, Saturday 16 January, which may see river levels begin to rise again. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon, Saturday 16 January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2021 19:35
River Lark
River levels continue to fall at the Sicklesmere river gauge but are still rising at Isleham river gauge, as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected tonight, Friday 15 January and into tomorrow Saturday 16 January. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further rainfall is forecast for tomorrow morning, Saturday 16 January. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Saturday 16 January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2021 08:45
River Lark
River levels are falling at the Sicklesmere river gauge but are still rising at Isleham river gauge, as a result of recent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected today, Friday 15th January. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. No rainfall is forecast today but further rain is possible tomorrow, Saturday 16th January. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated this afternoon Friday 15th January, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2021 17:57
River Lark
River levels are rising at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected today, 14/01/21. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 6 hours. We expect river levels to remain high over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 15/01/21, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2020 17:49
River Lark
River levels remain higher than normal at the Sicklesmere river gauge, following the recent heavy rainfall. This means that the risk of flooding to roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. The forecast is for further rain over the next 24 hours which may result in river levels staying high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 28/12/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Dec 2020 06:13
River Lark
River levels remain higher than normal at the Sicklesmere river gauge, following the recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, risk of flooding to roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours which may result in river levels staying high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this evening, 27/12/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2020 17:49
River Lark
River levels are falling at the Sicklesmere river gauge, but remain higher than normal following the recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, risk of flooding to roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow afternoon, 27/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2020 04:08
River Lark
River levels are falling at the Sicklesmere river gauge, but remain higher than normal following the recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, risk of flooding to roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow afternoon, 26/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2020 19:19
River Lark
River levels remain high but are falling at the Sicklesmere river gauge following the heavy rainfall. Consequently, risk of flooding to roads and farmland remains. We expect flooding to affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated tomorrow afternoon, 25/12/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2020 04:01
River Lark
River levels are rising at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expected. We expect flooding to affect River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next hour. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2020 08:14
River Lark
River levels are falling on the River Lark at Sicklesmere, but remain higher than normal as a result of persistent rainfall last week. This may affect low lying land, roads and riverside areas close to the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further light showers are possible over the next 24 hours. We expect levels to remain high today and tomorrow. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated tomorrow morning, Tuesday 8th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2020 08:16
River Lark
River levels remain high on the River Lark as a result of the heavy rainfall earlier this week. This may affect low lying land, roads and riverside areas close to the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further light showers are possible over the next 24 hours. We expect levels to remain high today and tomorrow. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated tomorrow morning, Monday 7th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 5 Dec 2020 08:53
River Lark
River levels remain high on the River Lark as a result of the rainfall yesterday. This may affect low lying land, roads and riverside areas close to the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Only light rain is forecast from now until Tuesday. We expect levels to remain high today and tomorrow. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 6th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 14:58
River Lark
River levels are continuing to rise on the River Lark as a result of the rainfall yesterday and throughout the day today. This may affect low lying land, roads and riverside areas close to the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. River levels may rise further and we expect levels to remain high today and tomorrow. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated tomorrow morning, Saturday 5th December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 4 Dec 2020 09:21
River Lark
River levels are rising on the River Lark as a result of the rainfall yesterday and overnight. This may affect low lying land, roads and riverside areas close to the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast until lunchtime today. We expect river levels to remain high today and tomorrow. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. We are closely monitoring the situation and this message will be updated by 3pm, Friday 4th December.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 22:03
River Lark
River levels are high but falling at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of rainfall throughout Friday. While levels remain high the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Dec 2019 12:03
River Lark
River levels remain high at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of rainfall throughout Friday. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this afternoon, Saturday 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 19:38
River Lark
River levels remain high at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of rainfall throughout Friday. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further light rainfall is forecast overnight and into Saturday morning, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated Saturday morning 21 December, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 20 Dec 2019 13:25
River Lark
River levels are rising at the Sicklesmere river gauge as a result of rainfall overnight and this morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. This will affect the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Isleham. Further light rainfall is forecast this afternoon. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, Friday 20 December, or as the situation changes.