River Levels
River Levels

Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham

Flood warning

River levels are rising on the Lower Dorset Frome due to heavy rainfall. Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the Lower Dorset Frome, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around areas in East Stoke, Holmebridge, Stoborough, Stoborough Green, Wareham, Redcliffe, Ridge and Swineham. Further heavy rainfall is forecast tomorrow morning. River levels are rising at the Stinsford, East Stoke Flume gauge. We will continue to monitor levels closely. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one. Avoid using low lying footpaths and any bridges near local watercourses and do not attempt to walk or drive through flood water. Residents are strongly urged to take action now. Remain safe and be aware of your surroundings. This message will be updated by 5:00 PM on 22/02/2024, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 6:49pm, Wednesday 21st February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Areas in East Stoke, Holmebridge, Stoborough, Stoborough Green, Wareham, Redcliffe, Ridge and Swineham

Region: Wessex

Country: England

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 East Stoke to Wareham.

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

Upper Frome and tributaries
Tributaries between Toller Whelme and Dorchester

Poole Harbour at Wareham
Wareham Quay, Ridge, Redcliffe and Swineham areas

No current or recent warnings.

East coast of Dorset
Castletown, Weymouth, Preston Beach, Swanage Bay, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Poole Harbour, Bournemouth Beach, Hengistbury Head and Christchurch Harbour

No current or recent warnings.

Dorset coast at Poole Harbour
Poole Harbour and tidal stretches of the Lower Frome and River Piddle

No current or recent warnings.

Purbeck Rivers and Streams
The Corfe Castle and Swanage areas

River Piddle from Alton Pancras to Wareham
Alton Pancras, Piddletrenthide, Piddlehinton, Druce, Puddletown, Athelhampton, Affpuddle, Briantspuddle, Throop and Wareham including Purbeck View Park

No current or recent warnings.

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