Rivers Wampool and Ellen

Flood alert

River levels have risen at the Station Road Innovia, Wigton river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from 14:45 today, 19/01/21. Flooding is expected to affect low lying land and roads in the Wigton, Waverton, Abbeytown, Blennerhasset, Dearham, Maryport and Allonby areas. High river levels are possible on the River Wampool, Wiza Beck, Speet Gill, River Waver, River Ellen, Row Beck, Gill Beck, Eel Sike, Crookhurst Beck and their tributaries. Further rainfall is forecast throughout today and overnight. We expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 2:58pm, Tuesday 19th January.

Flood Warning Area Details

Rivers Wampool and Ellen and other watercourses, from Dalston to Maryport including low lying areas around Wigton, Abbeytown, Silloth, Allonby, Aspatria and Dearham

Counties covered: Cumbria

Watercourses covered: River Wampool, River Ellen

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Rivers Wampool and Ellen.

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

Wiza Beck and Black Beck at Wigton, Station Rd
Properties on and just off Station Rd including The Innovia Factory, Fire Station, Miller Park and Slaters Yard.

Other flood risk areas in Wigton
Properties at risk, including Western Bank, Cuddy Lonning, The Brook, The Innovia Factory, The Medical Centre, Beech Croft, Birdcage Walk, Tenters and The Stampery.

Speet Gill at Wigton, Burnfoot
Properties in Burnfoot including the School, Church, Convent, Strand Terrace, Accrington Terrace, Eastley Terrace and Printfield.

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