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River Levels

East Somerset Rivers

Flood alert

The river levels on the upper River Brue near Bruton and the River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet are falling but remain high. The River Brue at Lovington and Glastonbury continues to rise and the flooding of low lying land and roads remains possible. Areas most at risk include locations near the River Sheppey in Shepton Mallet and Croscombe, and the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare Road. Overtopping is forecast from the Glastonbury Millstream and the River Brue at North Drain and Westhay. The River Brue is forecast to be bankfull upstream of Bruton Dam with field flooding likely.

A further band of rainfall, potentially heavy at times, is forecast from 4AM on Thursday morning and showers will continue during the day. This will keep river levels high and the flood alert in force. We continue to monitor water levels. Residents near the River Sheppey should keep property flood protection products in place as a precaution, and put flood plans into action. Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. This message will be updated by 4 PM on 22/02/2024, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 5:32pm, Wednesday 21st February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Rivers Brue, Sheppey, Glastonbury Millstream and North and South Drains

Region: Wessex

Country: England

Counties covered: Somerset

Watercourses covered: River Brue, River Sheppey, North Drain, South Drain

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for East Somerset Rivers.

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 risk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge, low lying properties
Tootle Bridge, Catsham, Church Moor at Baltonsborough, Street Drove, the B3151 Glastonbury to Meare road, Westhay Bridge and Tadham Moor

River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge
East Lydford, West Lydford, Tuckers Lane at Baltonsborough, Street Drove, the A39 between Street and Glastonbury, Cradle Bridge, Glastonbury Heath and Street Heath

Recent warnings no longer in force.

River Sheppey
Shepton Mallet to Lower Godney including Garston Street, Leg Square, Lower Lane, Longbridge and Draycott Road in Shepton Mallet and properties in Bowlish, Darshill, Croscombe, Dulcote, Coxley, Fenny Castle, Wookey, Upper Godney and Lower Godney

Somerset coast at Burnham-on-Sea, Huntspill, Highbridge and Berrow
West Huntspill, Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea and Berrow to the west to Mark in the east including East Huntspill, Edithmead, East Brent and Rooksbridge

No current or recent warnings.

North Somerset area
Rivers in North Somerset including Congresbury Yeo, Cheddar Yeo, Axe and tributaries

Somerset coast at Minehead, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea and Uphill to Kingston Seymour
Coastal and tidal areas at Minehead, Combwich, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, Kewstoke, Sand Bay and Kingston Seymour

No current or recent warnings.

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