Flood Warning Info - River Calder at Dewsbury - Lodge Farm and Sands Mill

Area Description

Dewsbury including Sands Mill, Lodge Farm and Lock Street .
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 10 Feb 2020 00:50
River Calder
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall. Further scattered rainfall is forecast overnight and into Monday (10/02/2020). However, we expect the risk of flooding to reduce as we do not anticipate any significant river response. We urge residents to remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through low-lying land or near local watercourses. Our incident room is open and we are monitoring the situation closely. We will update this message by 08:50 on 10/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 9 Feb 2020 13:41
River Calder
River levels have risen as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight and this morning, 09/02/20, due to Storm Ciara. A further heavy band of rain is causing a sharp river response and we may already be seeing flood impacts in the area. The risk of property flooding will continue through the afternoon, with properties around Lodge Farm most at risk. We expect river levels to continue to rise until the mid afternoon today, 09/02/20. To report property flooding please call our incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60. 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 21:50 09/02/20, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 02:37
River Calder
River levels have risen as a result of yesterday's heavy rainfall. Flooding of property and roads is expected today (08/11/19). We expect levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. Please put your flood plan into action and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Nov 2019 17:36
River Calder
River levels have risen as a result of the persistent heavy rainfall today. Consequently, flooding of property and roads is expected this evening, 07/11/19. Areas most at risk are properties around Lodge Farm. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours and we expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast and our incident room is open. Please put your flood plan into action and 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 17 Mar 2019 04:07
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 20:54
River Calder
River levels will remain high tonight (16/03/19) due to further rainfall. We do not, however, expect to see any further flooding in this area as a result of this rainfall. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and do not walk or drive through fast moving water. We are monitoring the situation closely and will update this warning when the situation changes. This message will be updated as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Mar 2019 15:42
River Calder
River levels continue to rise as a result of today’s prolonged rainfall. The rainfall is forecast to continue through Saturday and into the evening. There is a risk for roads to be flooded in this area. The levels are currently expected to peak just around 4.15p.m. but will remain high throughout Saturday afternoon before they start to fall in the early evening. The Leeds Incident Room is open and we are monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 8 hours or as the situation changes. Please avoid contact with flood water and action any flood plan.


Flood Warning issued on 16 Mar 2019 15:05
River Calder