Flood Warning Info - Walsden Water at Walsden

Area Description

Walsden from Bottomley Lock to Scott Street including Rochdale Road, Walsden Station and Walsden School.
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

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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.

Flood Warning issued on 21 Jan 2021 05:15
Walsden Water
River levels on Walsden Water are now falling and are forecast to continue to fall throughout today, 21/01/2021. The main band of rain associated with Storm Christoph has now passed. We expect to remove this warning later this morning. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. For weather forecasts please see the Met Office. This message will be updated by 13:15, 21/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 20:25
Walsden Water
River levels remain elevated on Walsden Water due to the persistent rainfall associated with Storm Christoph. Although levels are currently falling, they are expected to rise again overnight in response to tonight’s rain, peaking around midnight with levels approaching this morning’s peak level, before falling away throughout tomorrow (21/01/2021). Flooding of property, roads and farmland is still expected. Areas most at risk are properties in Walsden, especially around the station. The railway line will also flood. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and checking defences. Please remain safe and put your flood plan into action and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated by 04:20 tomorrow, 21/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 12:38
Walsden Water
River levels remain elevated on Walsden Water due to the persistent rainfall associated with Storm Christoph. Although levels are now falling slightly, levels are expected to rise again in response to today’s rainfall. We expect this second peak to occur around 2pm today reaching levels similar to those seen around 9am this morning. Flooding of property, roads and farmland is still expected today, 20/01/2021. Further rain is expected today and river levels will remain high throughout Thursday. Areas most at risk are properties in Walsden, especially around the station. The railway line will also flood. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and checking defences. Please remain safe and put your flood plan into action and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated by 20:30 today, 20/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Jan 2021 05:01
Walsden Water
River levels remain elevated on Walsden Water due to the persistent rainfall that has fallen over the last 24 hours. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is still expected today, 20/01/2021. Further persistent rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high throughout Thursday. Areas most at risk are properties in Walsden, especially around the station. The railway line will also flood. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and checking defences. Please remain safe and put your flood plan into action and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated by 12:55pm, 20/01/2021, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 19 Jan 2021 20:28
Walsden Water
River levels across the Upper River Calder Catchment have risen as a result of persistent rainfall and are now approaching levels where we expect properties to flood. Consequently, flooding of property, roads and farmland is expected today 19/01/2021 soon after 21:00. The siren at Rochdale Road has now been sounded. Further persistent rainfall is forecast over the next 36 hours. We expect river levels to remain high through Wednesday and into Thursday. Areas most at risk are properties in Walsden, especially around the station. The railway line will also flood. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and checking defences. Please remain safe and put your flood plan into action and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Aug 2020 23:55
Walsden Water
River levels have peaked in Walsden Water and the Upper Calder catchment. Although further showers are forecast overnight, river levels are expected to steadily fall throughout the night and into tomorrow morning (26/08/2020). The risk of roads and low-lying land flooding remains. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This warning will remain in force overnight as a precaution but we do not currently expect any property flooding. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely. This message will be updated by 08:00 on 26/08/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 25 Aug 2020 19:55
Walsden Water
Heavy rainfall throughout 25/08/20 means that Walsden Water at Walsden is at risk of flooding adjacent properties. River levels are expected to peak in the next hour (between 20:00 and 21:00) after which we expect them to fall. If you are resident in the flood area and have a flood plan, please action it now. We are continually monitoring the situation and will provide you with updates as the situation changes. Please stay safe and keep away from fast-moving water. This message will be updated by 04:00 26/08/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 06:29
Walsden Water
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight due to Storm Ciara. Consequently, flooding of property is possible this morning, 09/02/20, and if levels continue to rise flooding of the railway bridge 96 is likely. Areas most at risk are warehouses adjacent to Walsden Water and properties in Walsden adjacent to the railway station. The Walsden Rochdale Road siren has been sounded. Further heavy rainfall is forecast to continue until approximately midday today, 09/02/2020. We expect river levels to continue to rise until approximately 11:00am today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences and closely monitoring the forecast. Please put your flood plan into action and avoid using low lying footpaths and roads near local watercourses, which may be flooded. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 14:00 on 09/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Jul 2019 04:06
Walsden Water
River levels on Walsden Water peaked late Sunday night and are falling through the morning of Monday 29 July 2019. There is currently no significant rainfall forecast. The flood risk has reduced and the Warning will be removed in daylight hours. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Leeds Incidents Room remains open. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jul 2019 19:30
Walsden Water
River levels have risen on Walsden Water as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected this evening 28/07/2019. Areas most at risk are properties in Walsden, especially around the station. The railway line may also flood. Further heavy rainfall is forecast this evening. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Leeds Incident Room is open. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. The Walsden siren has been sounded. This message will be updated later this evening 28/07/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 01:20
Walsden Water
Levels have peaked and are beginning to fall. The rain has cleared the catchment, but the threat of showers remains into the early hours of Sunday morning. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing and we do not currently expect the forecast showers to cause the rivers to rise to levels which could result in property flooding. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast from the Leeds Incident Room. Please see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Mar 2019 17:34
Walsden Water
River levels continue to remain high as a result of today’s prolonged rainfall. The rainfall is forecast to continue through Saturday and into the evening, but river levels are predicted to subside over the course of the evening but may remain high before they begin to fall again. We have had reports of roads flooded in this area, so please avoid contact with flood water and plan your routes carefully and continue to action any flood plan. The Leeds Incident Room is open and we are continuing to monitor the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Mar 2019 10:58
Walsden Water
River levels are rising as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, there is a risk of flooding. Areas most at risk are properties in Walsden, especially around the station. The railway line will also flood. The levels are expected to peak just after mid-day but will remain high throughout Saturday afternoon 16/03/19 before they start to fall in the early evening. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are sounding flood sirens and have patrols in the Upper Calder area. Please do not walk or drive through fast moving water. This message will be updated by 7pm, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Apr 2018 20:32
Walsden Water
After persistent rainfall throughout today, 2nd April 2018, river levels are continuing to rise and are expected to reach a level where flooding is a possibility. The sirens have been sounded. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide an update should the situation change from the current forecast. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk. If you have a flood plan, please start to use it.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Apr 2018 19:55
Walsden Water


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 23:09
Walsden Water
River levels are falling but further rainfall is expected through the night with heavier bursts in some locations across the Upper River Calder. The heaviest of the rain is expected between 0600 and 0800 on 22 October. This rain will cause the River Calder to rise again, although not to the levels we saw on Saturday 21 October. We have teams in the field inspecting flood defences and we will continue to monitor the forecasts overnight.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Oct 2017 18:19
Walsden Water
This flood warning has been issued following the intense rainfall this afternoon. We are expecting levels to continue to rise rapidly into the evening. If you have a flood plan please put this into action. We are monitoring the situation and will update when needed.