River Sow and River Penk

Flood alert

River levels have risen at the Stafford river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall overnight and this morning, Saturday 08/05/2021. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected to begin this morning, Saturday 08/05/21. Flooding is expected to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the River Sow between Great Bridgeford and Shugborough, the River Penk between Coven and Stafford, the Sandyford Brook, the Rising Brook, the Ridings Brook and the Saredon Brook. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours, with unsettled conditions forecast to continue over the coming days. Our incident response staff are actively checking river levels and the weather forecast. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded and avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near local watercourses. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 09/05/21, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 8:33am, Saturday 8th May.

Flood Warning Area Details

Low-lying land and roads between Great Bridgeford and Shugborough on the River Sow, between Coven and Stafford on the River Penk, on the Sandyford Brook, on the Rising Brook, on the Ridings Brook and on the Saredon Brook

Counties covered: Staffordshire, Wolverhampton

Watercourses covered: Sandyford Brook, Ridings Brook, Saredon Brook

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 Sow and River Penk.

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 Penk at Coven
River Penk at Coven

No current or recent warnings.

River Penk at Somerford
River Penk at Somerford

No current or recent warnings.

River Penk at Congreve and Water Eaton
River Penk at Congreve and Water Eaton including Engleton Mill Lane at Brewood

No current or recent warnings.

River Penk at Penkridge
River Penk at Penkridge including Stone Cross, Pinfold Lane, Crown Bridge, Mill Street and Stanford Close

No current or recent warnings.

River Penk at Acton Bridge
River Penk at Acton Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

Ridings Brook at Rumer Hill, Cannock
Ridings Brook at Rumer Hill, Cannock including parts of Rumer Hill Road, Walsall Road and St Johns Road

No current or recent warnings.

Ridings Brook at Bridgetown, Cannock
Ridings Brook at Bridgetown, Cannock including parts of Walsall Road and Longford Industrial Estate

No current or recent warnings.

Rising Brook, Stafford
Rising Brook, Stafford

No current or recent warnings.

Sandyford Brook in Stafford
Sandyford Brook in Stafford at Sandon Road and the Queensway area

No current or recent warnings.

Saredon Brook at Wedges Mills, Cannock
Saredon Brook at Wedges Mills, Cannock

No current or recent warnings.

Saredon Brook at Standeford near Coven
Saredon Brook at Standeford near Coven

No current or recent warnings.

River Sow St. Thomas area
River Sow St. Thomas area

No current or recent warnings.

River Sow Tixall area
River Sow Tixall area

No current or recent warnings.

River Penk at Stafford
River Penk at Stafford including Queensville area

No current or recent warnings.

River Sow at Stafford
River Sow at Stafford from Tillington to Kingston

No current or recent warnings.

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