Flood Warning Info - River Calder from Todmorden to Eastwood

Area Description

Properties along Halifax Road including Haugh Road, Shaw Wood Road and Stoodley Glen.
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 9 Feb 2020 07:26
River Calder
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight due to Storm Ciara. Although river levels are currently peaking, a heavy pulse of rain is forecast later this morning which we expect to cause a sharp river response. Consequently, flooding of property is possible this morning from around 10am, 09/02/20. Areas most at risk are properties on Haugh Road and Stoodley Lane. We expect river levels to continue to rise until approximately midday today. 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. Halifax Road at Callis Bridge has been affected by surface water flooding, so please take care if driving in the area. We will update this message by 15:25 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 29 Jul 2019 03:47
River Calder
River levels on the River Calder peaked late on Sunday night and are falling through the morning of 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 Incident Room remains open. Please stay aware of your surroundings and do not put yourself at risk.


Flood Warning issued on 28 Jul 2019 20:31
River Calder
River levels have risen on the River Calder as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected this evening 28/07/2019. 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 Todmorden 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 02:25
River Calder
River levels have now fallen below the flood risk threshold. However, a Flood Alert also remains in force for the wider area, as flooding may still affect roads and low lying land. Further showers are forecast into the morning of Sunday 17 March, but we do not currently expect these to have a significant impact on river levels. We continue to monitor the situation from the Leeds Incident Room. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.


Flood Warning issued on 17 Mar 2019 01:24
River Calder
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 17:56
River Calder
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 13:57
River Calder
Prolonged rainfall has been experienced in the Calder catchment throughout this morning, resulting in rising levels on the River Calder. The rainfall is forecast to continue through Saturday and into the evening. Areas most at risk are properties on Haugh Road and Stoodley Lane. Levels are continuing to rise and there is a risk for roads to be flooded and a risk to properties. The levels are expected to peak just around 3p.m. but will remain high throughout Saturday afternoon before they start to fall in the early evening. The Leeds Incident Room is open, we are closely monitoring the situation and our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast. Please do not walk or drive through fast moving water. This message will be updated by 10pm, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 2 Apr 2018 21:11
River Calder
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. 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 21 Oct 2017 23:16
River Calder
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 18:38
River Calder
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