Ings Beck and Oakenshaw Beck

Warning no longer in force

River levels peaked this morning, 16/02/20, at levels below those seen during Storm Ciara. Levels have now fallen now below the level of concern and the Flood Alert for this area has now been removed. Scattered showers are forecast today and into the first half of this week. We do not anticipate a significant river level response, but levels are expected to remain higher than average for at least the next two days. Please be aware that standing water may still remain on low-lying land and roads. We continue to monitor the situation from our incident room. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Avoid contact with flood water, and plan your driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may still be flooded.

This information last updated 6:59pm, Sunday 16th February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Alverthorpe Beck, Balne Beck, Ings Beck and Oakenshaw Beck in Wakefield

Region: North East

Counties covered: Leeds, Wakefield

Watercourses covered: Ings Beck, Alverthorpe Beck, Balne Beck, Oakenshaw Beck

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Ings Beck and Oakenshaw Beck.

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).

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Fosterford Beck and Balne Beck at Wrenthorpe
Wrenthorpe in Wakefield including Wrenthorpe Lane, Southfield Close, Jerry Clay Lane, School Lane, Furness Drive and Lyndale Drive

No current or recent warnings.

Balne Beck and Alverthorpe Beck at Brooks Bank in the Wakefield Prison area
The Prison area in Wakefield including Moorhouse Avenue and adjoining roads, Alverthorpe Road, Victoria Avenue and Elder Green

No current or recent warnings.

Alverthorpe Beck at Wakefield Flanshaw
Flanshaw in Wakefield including Wasdale Road, Rydal Drive, Grasmere Road, Flanshaw Lane, Tyrrell Court, streets off Willow Road and Weavers Chase

No current or recent warnings.

Oakenshaw Beck at Agbrigg
Agbrigg including Agbrigg Road and roads off Agbrigg Road from Doncaster Road to Back Gordon Street. Also includes Caravan Site off Doncaster Road

No current or recent warnings.

Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck and Ings Beck at Wakefield Westgate
Wakefield Westgate, Darnley including Rufford Street, Westgate Retail Park and Thornes

No current or recent warnings.

Balne Beck at Peacock including Silcoates Street
Peacock area in Wakefield including Silcoates Street and adjoining roads, Blackthorn Way and Rowan Court

No current or recent warnings.

Lower River Calder catchment
River Calder from Brighouse to Castleford including Chickenley Beck, Spring Mill Beck and Waindike

Recent warnings no longer in force. is an independent website. It is not associated with the Environment Agency or any other supplier of river level information. is a Good Stuff website.