South Forty Foot Drain

Flood alert

Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall in the South Forty Foot area. This means that the South Forty Foot is now rising, which will lead to flooding of low lying land and roads close to the river from this morning, Friday 15th January onwards. West Street in Swaton Village is likely to be affected. We expect the river to remain high throughout the next few days. Our forecasts indicate that flooding to properties is possible and therefore flood warnings will be issued if required. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. We are constantly monitoring river levels, and have staff in the field checking for blockages and clearing weedscreens. This message will be updated on Saturday, 16th January, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 11:41am, Friday 15th January.

Flood Warning Area Details

From Bourne to Boston

Counties covered: Lincolnshire

Watercourses covered: South Forty Foot Drain

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 Forty Foot Drain.

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

Billingborough Ousemere Lode in parts of Billingborough and Horbling
Areas near Billingborough Ousemere Lode in Billingborough and Horbling New Cut in Horbling

No current or recent warnings.

Swaton Eau in Swaton Village
West End and Swaton Lane areas of Swaton

Area at risk from the furthest extent of tidal flooding from Holland Fen to Northgate
Area at risk from the furthest extent of tidal flooding from Holland Fen to Northgate, including Swineshead, Kirton, Donington and Gosberton

No current or recent warnings.

Isolated properties and villages near the South Forty Foot Drain and its tributaries
Isolated properties and villages near the South Forty Foot Drain and its tributaries

No current or recent warnings.

Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain
Low lying areas near the South Forty Foot Drain from Heckington to Bourne, including East Heckington, Great Hale, Scredington, Swaton, Horbling, Billingborough, Aslackby and Dyke

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