Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke

Flood Warning

River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Stinsford river gauge as a result of recent heavy rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke Further showery rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until over the next few days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are checking defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow, 16/12/19, or as the situation changes.

This information last updated 7:35am, Sunday 15th December.

Flood Warning Area Details

Areas in Dorchester, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Lewell, Tincleton, Pallington, Waddock, Moreton, Wool and East Stoke

Region: South West

Counties covered: Dorset Council

Watercourses covered: Dorset Frome

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning area.

Note: the area shown on the map is the area covered by flood alerts and warnings. It is not a live map of current flooding. The area covered broadly equates to the area where the fisk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

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Upper Frome and tributaries
Tributaries between Toller Whelme and Dorchester

Recent warnings no longer in force.

Lower Frome and tributaries
Tributaries between Dorchester and Wareham

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding for the Piddle Valley
Groundwater flooding for Alton Pancras, Piddletrentide, White Lackington, Piddlehinton, Puddletown, Athelhampton

No current or recent warnings.

River Piddle and tributaries
Tributaries between Alton Pancras and Wareham

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding in the West of Dorset
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No current or recent warnings.

Upper Frome at Dorchester
Casterbridge Trading Estate, London Road, Mill Street, London Close, Durnover Court and Kings Road in Dorchester

No current or recent warnings.

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