Lower River Douglas

Flood alert

River levels are rising at the Croston river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is possible until Thursday morning 21/01/21. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in Parbold, Rufford, Mawdesley, Croston, Bretherton, Tarleton and Hesketh Bank areas. High river levels are possible on the Rivers Douglas and Tawd, Eller Brook, Whams Ditch, River Yarrow, Wymott Brook including their tributaries and other smaller watercourses. Further rainfall is forecast throughout Wednesday 20/01/21. We expect river levels to remain high until Thursday morning 21/01/21. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated this evening, 20/01/21, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 8:01am, Wednesday 20th January.

Flood Warning Area Details

River Douglas and other watercourses from Parbold to the confluence with the River Ribble including Rufford, Mawdesley, Hesketh and Longton

Counties covered: Lancashire

Watercourses covered: River Douglas

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 River Douglas.

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

River Douglas at Parbold, comprising low lying properties near canal and Alder Lane
Low lying properties on the right bank of the Douglas between the Canal and Alder Lane

No current or recent warnings.

River Yarrow at Croston, around Grape Lane, Town Rd and Yarrow Close
Properties in Croston on Grape Lane, Town Road, and Yarrow Close next to the River Yarrow

No current or recent warnings.

River Yarrow at Croston, between the railway and Home Farm Mews
Properties in Croston in Drinkhouse Road, Drinkhouse Lane next to the railway, Westfields, Riverside Crescent, Yarrow Close, Carvers Bridge, Turflands, The Hillocks, and Home Farm Mews

No current or recent warnings.

River Yarrow at Croston, comprising Back Drinkhouse Lane to Langdale Avenue and sewage works
Properties in Croston in Back Drinkhouse Lane and Drinkhouse Lane, the junction of Westhead Road and Riverside Crescent, Lonsdale Drive, Langdale Avenue, Coniston Way and Croston sewage works

No current or recent warnings.

River Douglas at Parbold, along the right bank of the river downstream of the Canal Bridge
Low lying properties on the right bank of the Douglas, downstream of the Canal Bridge including Burnside, Bankside, Northdene, Southdene, Westdene, Broadmede and Greenfield

No current or recent warnings.

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