Flood Warning Info - Lodsbridge to Shopham Bridge on the Western Rother

Area Description

The Western Rother from Lodsbridge to Shopham Bridge, including Lodsbridge at Selham, Coultershaw Bridge, and Shopham Bridge.
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.

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Flood Warning History

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Historical Flood Warning Messages for this Area


Flood Warning issued on 17 Feb 2020 08:54
Western Rother
River levels are still high on the Western Rother, but are now beginning to fall, after Storm Dennis's widespread heavy rain. Flood impacts will continue to affect fields, gardens, roads near South Ambersham and Shopham Bridge including mill properties at Lodsbridge (Selham), Rotherbridge Lane and Coultershaw Bridge. Properties may still be affected. Please continue to take care in and around flood affected areas, flood water can contain hidden dangers. Rain has now cleared, and only isolated showers are expected until Thursday 20/2/2020. These showers are unlikely to cause river levels to rise significantly, if at all. River levels may not return to normal until Tuesday afternoon 18/2/2020. Please keep flood protection products installed at Lodsbridge, if you have them. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 11:00 18/2/2020.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Feb 2020 07:39
Western Rother
Storm Dennis has brought 35 mm of rain so far, with a further 25 mm possible by 15:00 16/02/2020. A significant amount, half that normally falls in a whole month. River levels are rising and property flooding is expected from 09:30 16/02/2020. As well as water affecting fields, gardens, roads. Flooding could be deep. Impacts could be similar to Christmas 2013. Locations could include: Rural roads and properties including and between South Ambersham and Shopham Bridge including mill properties at Lodsbridge (Selham), Rotherbridge Lane and Coultershaw Bridge. Rain will ease Sunday afternoon. With only isolated showers through to midweek, river levels should begin to fall by Monday evening 17/2/2020. Flood protection products are recommended to be installed at Lodsbridge, if you have them. We continue to monitor the levels and forecast. We will update this message by 20:00 17/2/2020