Middle River Medway

Flood Alert

River levels continue to rise on the River Medway and local watercourses after heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours. This is expected to cause further flooding of low lying land and farmland particularly in rural areas around Tonbridge and East Peckham. River levels are currently expected to peak on Monday afternoon, 17 February. We are currently impounding water at the Leigh Flood Storage Area and this will continue until lunch time on 19 February at the earliest, to reduce flood risk to properties downstream in Tonbridge and Hildenborough. We are closely monitoring the situation and have already issued flood warning messages in the areas most at risk. Please avoid low lying roads and footpaths near rivers which may be flooded, and maintain an awareness for any subsequent messages. Our incident response staff will continue to be out in this area, checking 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 Medway from Penshurst to Hampstead Lock at Yalding, including the Leigh Flood Storage Area, the Ensfield Road, Tonbridge, Paddock Wood, the Hop Farm, East Peckham, Branbridges and Hale Street

Region: South East

Counties covered: Kent

Watercourses covered: River Medway

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Middle River Medway.

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

Middle River Medway Area
The River Medway from Penshurst to Hampstead Lock at Yalding, including the Leigh Barrier Flood Storage Reservoir, the Ensfield Road, Tonbridge, Paddock Wood, the Hop Farm, East Peckham, Branbridges and Hale Street.

No current or recent warnings.

Tonbridge and Hildenborough
River Medway at Tonbridge and Hildenborough including Tudeley, Golden Green, Whetsted and Hartlake

No current or recent warnings.

Hadlow and Golden Green
Bourne at Hadlow and Golden Green

No current or recent warnings.

River Bourne from Hadlow to East Peckham
The River Bourne from Hadlow to East Peckham, including Golden Green and Little Mill

River Medway between Tonbridge and Hampstead Lock
River Medway between Tonbridge and Hampstead Lock

No current or recent warnings.

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