River Levels
River Levels

South Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches

Flood alert

River levels have fallen on the River Isle and River Parrett, but remain high at some locations.
Areas most at risk include roads at Ashford Mill, Isle Brewers, Fivehead, the Norton sub Hambdon to Stratton road, the A356 and the B3165 at Chiselborough and the B3168 at Ilford Bridges.

Today and tomorrow are forecast to be mainly dry. However, further heavy rain is forecast from Wednesday night through Thursday. River levels are expected to rise in response. The weather remains unsettled with further heavy rain possible up to the weekend.

We are monitoring rainfall and river levels and are checking rivers for blockages in the area. Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Consider putting your flood plan into action. Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

This message will be updated by 2:00 PM on 06/12/2023, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 2:39pm, Tuesday 5th December.

Flood Warning Area Details

Rivers Parrett and Isle and tributaries

Region: Wessex

Country: England

Counties covered: Dorset Council, Somerset

Watercourses covered: River Parrett, River Isle

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 Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches.

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 Isle from Chard Reservoir to Hambridge not including Ilminster
Chard Reservoir to Donyatt including Sea and the Eames Farm area at Ashwell, Cad Road, Isle Brewers and the Underhill area near Hambridge

Recent warnings no longer in force.

River Parrett (upper) at Thorney and Kingsbury Episcopi
St Martins Church area in Kingsbury Episcopi and Thorney Bridge area

River Isle at Ashford Mill and Ilford Bridges
Ilford Bridges Farm at Ilford Bridges and Ashford Mill House, Ashford Farm and Old Farm and other properties around Ashford Lane

Recent warnings no longer in force.

River Parrett (upper) from South Perrott to Thorney
South Perrott to Thorney including Gawbridge Mill and Farms around Town Tree Lane

River Yeo and River Parrett Moors, low lying properties around Muchelney
Low lying properties in Muchelney, Muchelney Ham and Thorney Moor

No current or recent warnings.

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