South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches

Flood Alert

This flood alert remains in place due to the water level in Sherborne Lake on the River Yeo, which is above alert level after yesterday’s heavy rain. Being a wide body of water, the lake level tends to rise more slowly and stay above alert level for longer as it continues to gather yesterday’s rainwater from the wet soils. The levels elsewhere, on the River Cam, the River Wriggle, and the River Yeo at Pen Mill, have fallen well below alert level, although they remain a little higher than normal. A band of heavy showers is currently passing through and is forecast to continue until about 17:30 today, Sunday 16/12/2018. This is likely to cause the rivers to rise again, though not as much as yesterday. There may be a risk of some localised flooding of low lying land and roads later today. After a showery afternoon tomorrow, Monday, a further band of heavy rain is forecast for Tuesday, 18/12/2018. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message tomorrow.

This information last updated 3:18pm, Sunday 16th December.

Flood Warning Area Details

River Yeo from Sherborne to Yeovil, River Wriggle, Barwick Stream, West Coker Stream and the River Cam

Region: South West

Counties covered: Dorset, Somerset

Watercourses covered: River Yeo, River Cam, River Wriggle, Barwick Stream, West Coker Stream

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning area.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Wriggle at Chetnole
Withyhook Farm to Deep Ford Lane including Heneford Mill, Neals Lane, Mill Lane, Back Lane, Ford Court and Manor Farm

No current or recent warnings.

River Wriggle including Chetnole and Yetminster
Neals Lane, Dunch Lane and the Hamlet area in Chetnole and Mill Lane, Brister End, Station Road and Sussex Farm Way in Yetminster

No current or recent warnings.

River Yeo (upper) from Sherborne to Yeovil
River Yeo (upper) from Sherborne to Yeovil

No current or recent warnings.

Stoford and Barwick Streams at Stoford and Barwick
Stoford and Barwick Streams at Stoford and Barwick

No current or recent warnings.

River Cam
Weston Bampfylde to Speckington including Queen Camel, Wales, West Camel, Urgashay, Bridgehampton, Stockwitch Farm, the Fleet Air Army Museum and the Speckington Manor area

No current or recent warnings.

River Wriggle at Yetminster
Manor Farm Dairy to the River Yeo including Chubbs Farm, Hamlet, Deep Lane, Winterhayes Farm, Mill Lane, Brierley Hay, Sussex Farm Way, Beer Hackett and the Trill Farm area

No current or recent warnings.

Barwick Stream at Stoford
Cowpool Farm and Clifton Maybank and properties on Court Lane, Court Acres, Hampton Close, Meadow View, Newton Road, Five Acres, Quarry Cottages, Hillside View and Yeo Valley in Stoford

No current or recent warnings.

River Yeo from Sherborne to Yeovil
New Road in Sherborne to the Old Mill Farm area near Yeovil including the Smiths Bridge area near Bradford Abbas, Broadclose Farm, Yeovil Junction Station and Sharmans Bridge area, Newton Surmaville, Chudleigh Mill and Yeobridge Trade Park near Yeovi

No current or recent warnings.

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