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Hundred Foot Washes in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Flood alert

River levels are rising steadily in response to recent rainfall. Flooding is expected on the Hundred Foot (Ouse) Washes for several days. This information is correct as of 15:30pm on 07/12/23. The causeway at Sutton Gault has approximately 27 centimetres of water on the road. The causeway at Welney currently has a few centimetres of water on the road, Norfolk County Council will decide whether to close Welney causeway. There are currently no issues on the Earith causeway. Due to the uneven surface of the roads, water may be deeper in places. The Environment Agency is liaising with Cambridgeshire Highways and Norfolk County Council who will decide whether to close the causeways. Floodwater is travelling down the River Great Ouse towards the Ouse Washes which will keep levels high for several days. Avoid driving through floodwater. We are monitoring the situation. We will update this message by 9am tomorrow, 08/12/23.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 3:55pm, Thursday 7th December.

Flood Warning Area Details

Hundred Foot Washes, also known as the Ouse Washes, including the causeways at Earith, Sutton Gault and Welney

Region: East Anglia

Country: England

Counties covered: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Watercourses covered: Old Bedford River, New Bedford River, Hundred Foot Drain, River Delph

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Hundred Foot Washes in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

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

Hundred Foot Washes east bank Flood Defences at Coveney, Littleport and Denver
Coveney, Witchford, Little Downham, Littleport, Welney, Southery, Hilgay and Denver

No current or recent warnings.

Old Bedford Counter Drain west bank Flood Defence at Welney, Christchurch and Nordelph
Manea, Welney, Christchurch, Lot's Bridge, Nordelph and Salters Lode

No current or recent warnings.

Ely Ouse in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk
River Great Ouse and the Cambridgeshire Lodes

No current or recent warnings.

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