Flood Warning Info - Wash Dike at Pontefract

Area Description

Properties on, or near Bondgate, Cavendish Avenue, Beech Croft and Atkinson Lane in Pontefract.
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

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


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 11:52
Wash Dike
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight due to Storm Ciara. A further heavy pulse of rain has caused a sharp river response so property flooding is possible over the next few hours of this morning into early afternoon, 09/02/20. Areas most at risk are properties on Atkinson Lane and around the Bondgate/Cobbles Lane junction. We expect river levels to continue to rise into early afternoon Sunday. We are closely monitoring the situation from our incident room. Please put your flood plan into action and see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded, and avoid contact with flood water. We will update this message by 19:40 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 24 Sep 2019 13:35
Wash Dike
River levels are rising as a result of heavy rainf


Flood Warning issued on 24 Sep 2019 13:17
Wash Dike


Flood Warning issued on 20 Sep 2018 18:48
Wash Dike
This flood warning has been issued in response to the high river levels on Wash Dike. Persistent rainfall through the afternoon with heavy bursts have caused river levels to rise. The river level is currently falling however there is the possibility for some further heavy downpours which will see a response from the river. We are closely monitoring the situation from the Leeds Incident Room which is now open. Please remain safe and act on your flood plan if you have one. This message will be updated if the situation changes


Flood Warning issued on 20 Sep 2018 18:29
Wash Dike


Flood Warning issued on 22 Jul 2017 08:52
Wash Dike
This flood warning has been issued due to the heavy band of rain falling in the catchment. Wash Dike has responded quickly and river levels are expected to rise. More heavy showers are expected through this morning. We are closely monitoring the situation and have field teams in the area.