Lower River Stour

Flood Alert

River levels are continuing to rise in response to heavy rainfall this weekend. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for low lying land and roads close to the River Great Stour, particularly between Wye and Canterbury, this morning, Monday 17 February. River levels are currently expected to continue to rise until Monday evening, 17 February. We are closely monitoring the situation and have deployed temporary defences in West Gate Gardens to help protect properties. Please avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. Our incident response staff are out checking on structures and clearing blockages where it is safe to do so. This message will be updated by 6pm on Monday 17 February.

This information last updated 5:25am, Monday 17th February.

Flood Warning Area Details

The River Stour from the A2070 at Conningbrook Manor to Fordwich, including Wye, Godmersham, Shalmsford Street, Chartham, Canterbury and Sturry

Region: South East

Counties covered: Kent

Watercourses covered: Great Stour, Stour

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 Stour.

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

Great Stour between Ashford and Fordwich
Great Stour between Ashford and Fordwich

No current or recent warnings.

Lower River Stour Area
The River Stour from the A2070 at Conningbrook Manor to Fordwich, including Wye, Godmersham, Shalmsford Street, Chartham, Canterbury and Sturry.

No current or recent warnings.

Wye, Godmersham and Chilham
The Great Stour from Wye to Chilham including Godmersham

No current or recent warnings.

Shalmsford Street, Chartham and Thanington
The Great Stour from Shalmsford Street to Thanington including Chartham

No current or recent warnings.

Great Stour at North Ashford
The Great Stour from Ashford to Kennington

No current or recent warnings.

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