Lower Avon and tributaries

Flood alert

River levels are high but steady at the Ringwood Old Cottage river gauge as a result of the ground being saturated and reacting to Wednesdays rainfall. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. We expect flooding to affect tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch Further rainfall is forecast over the next 72 hours. We expect river levels to remain high for the next week. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are carrying out routine checks. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded and refer to local authority website for local road closures. This message will be updated Friday, 29/01/21, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 9:54am, Friday 22nd January.

Flood Warning Area Details

Tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch

Region: South East

Counties covered: Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset Council, Hampshire

Watercourses covered: Avon

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 Avon and tributaries.

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

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Lower Avon from Ringwood to Christchurch
Bickerley, Ringwood and the B3347 from Christchurch to Stony Lane in Christchurch

No current or recent warnings.

Lower Avon at Christchurch
Bridge Street, Stoney Lane and Monkswell Gardens in Purewell

No current or recent warnings.

Lower Avon at The Bridges and Stubbings Meadow in Ringwood
The Bridges, Little Thatch, Watermead, Capberton, Three Bridges and Old Bridge Cottage, West Street, Avon Edge and Stubbings Meadow Caravan Park in Ringwood

No current or recent warnings.

Lower Avon at Ringwood Town
Kingsby Lane, Bickerley Terrace, West Street, Riverside, Lynes Lane, Kings Arm Lane, Strides Lane and Market Place in Ringwood

No current or recent warnings.

Lower Stour at Holdenhurst Village
Holdenhurst Farm and Wood Farm in Holdenhurst

No current or recent warnings.

Lower Stour at Grove Farm Meadow Holiday Park
Grove Farm Park Home Site

No current or recent warnings.

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