River Levels
River Levels

Upper Ouse

Flood alert

The River Ouse is high and rising. In the last 24 hours, 30mm of rain has been recorded at Ardingly. From 11:00 04/12/2023 flooding could affect fields, rural roads, gardens and approach properties at Slaugham Place, near Old Hall on Brantridge Lane and Bridge Cottage and Dean's Water Mill at Lindfield Bridge on the B2028 near Lindfield. Flood water could approach properties of Freshfield Mill Farm, Freshmill and Millers Cottages on Sloop Lane and Bridge Cottage, Sheffield Park. Roads at Fletching Mill Bridge and Sharpsbridge will be affected. Light rain is expected in to Tuesday afternoon. The river should begin to fall by Tuesday evening, and should return to normal from Wednesday. Flood impacts should begin to slowly ease when river levels start to fall. Some roads may become impassable, including Barcombe Mills road, please plan to avoid driving through routes vulnerable to flooding. We are operating our structures at Pimms Lock and Barcombe to help keep the river flowing freely and reduce flood risk. We will update this message by 10:00 05/12/2023.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 10:31am, Monday 4th December.

Flood Warning Area Details

Upper Ouse and tributaries from Slaugham to Barcombe Mills

Region: Solent and South Downs

Country: England

Counties covered: East Sussex, West Sussex

Watercourses covered: River Ouse

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for Upper Ouse.

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

Slaugham to Ardingly
River Ouse and tributaries from Slaugham to Ardingly including the Shell Brook

No current or recent warnings.

Lindfield Bridge
River Ouse at Lindfield Bridge including Pims Lock

No current or recent warnings.

Freshfield Bridge to Sharpsbridge
River Ouse from Freshfield Bridge to Sharpsbridge including Sheffield Park Station and Fletching Mill

No current or recent warnings.

River Uck and confluence with the River Ouse including Isfield Mill and White Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

Barcombe Mills
River Ouse at Barcombe Mills, including the Anchor Gates

No current or recent warnings.

Scrase Bridge Stream at Lindfield including the West Common Stream

No current or recent warnings.

Scrase Bridge and West Common Streams
Scrase Bridge Stream & West Common Stream at Haywards Heath and Lindfield

No current or recent warnings.

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