River Aire at Birkin

Warning no longer in force

The pumping operations carried out by the Internal Drainage Board have reduced the levels and there is no immediate risk of property flooding, therefore this flood warning is being removed. If the risk of property flooding returns this warning will be issued again. Levels in the Lower Aire Washlands have dropped, but will remain elevated. Further rain is forecast today, 21/02/20, into the weekend, and it is likely the river will respond again as impacts from this rainfall higher up the watercourse travels downstream. We have carried out a full inspection of the washland banks and have contingency plans in place for the weekend’s potential increase in levels. For support please call Selby District Council on 01757 705101, and to report property flooding call our hotline 0800 80 70 60.

This information last updated 4:11pm, Friday 21st February.

Flood Warning Area Details

Birkin including Birkin House and Holly Tree Lodge to Old Eye Bridge

Region: North East

Counties covered: North Yorkshire

Watercourses covered: River Aire

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for River Aire at Birkin.

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

Lower River Aire catchment
The River Aire from Brotherton to Chapel Haddlesey

River Aire at Beal
Properties along Marsh Lane and Ings Lane

No current or recent warnings.

River Aire at Kellington
Kellington including Ings Lane, Marsh Lane Gardens, Bird Lane, Water Garth, Hawthorn Garth, Eastfield Lane, Roall Lane, Main Street and Wells Lane

No current or recent warnings.

River Aire at Knottingley
Knottingley including area from Mill Bridge downstream to industrial units on Common Lane and Croda Chemical on Weeland Road. Including Marsh End and Cow Lane

No current or recent warnings.

River Aire at West Haddlesey, Chapel Haddlesey and East Haddlesey
West Haddlesey, Chapel Haddlesey and East Haddlesey including Millfield Road and downstream to Lock Farm

No current or recent warnings.

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