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Flood warnings issued for Gloucestershire

By CitizenNews  |  Posted: January 26, 2013

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Flood warnings have been issued for the Rivers Severn, Avon, Lyd and Leadon in Gloucestershire.

The Environment Agency are warning that river levels will peak on the Severn between Tewkesbury and Gloucester on Monday morning.

At 5.30pm today (Saturday); the level at the Mythe Gauge was 1.68 metres and rising slowly. But a peak level of between 3.6 and 4 metres is expected to occur on Monday morning. the level at the Haw Bridge gauge this afternoon was 2.65 metres but again, levels should peak on Monday between 4.5 and 4.9 metres.

At Gloucester, river levels are expected to reach a peak tomorrow morning at 9am.

In the Forest of Dean, melting snow and ice are expected to increase river an stream levels rapidly, with levels peaking tomorrow morning.

In addition, the Met Office is warning of heavy rainfall overnight and into the early hours of tomorrow (Sunday) morning. While there will be sunny spells during the day, there will be further rainfall overnight into Monday and heavy downpours from around midday on Monday.

The agency is warning that flooding is possible and that homeowners should be aware and prepared.

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  • daveofglos  |  January 28 2013, 8:03PM

    The level at the Gloucester gauge when the Maisemore road reopened last time was 3.45m

  • safeandnice  |  January 27 2013, 3:21PM

    Thanks for the link RMC87 However its still not useful enough. Doubtless householders near the river need to know one thing, the rest of the county trying to use the roads for travel needs to know another. At what level does does the A417 at Maisemore begin to flood? The causeway leading to the Mythe Bridge near Tewkesbury hardly seems to flood yet the similar causeway on the Apperley side of Haw Bridge can flood in almost any heavy rain Whats the difference? How do we find out at what levels key roads flood so those flood warnings have some meaning?

  • RMC87  |  January 27 2013, 7:58AM

    safeandnice, Go to http://tinyurl.com/bzxqjfz where you will find information for various points on the Severn. For instance, current level at Haw bridge is now 3.56m and flooding can occur when it rises above 4.18m. Maximum was 6.23m in July 2007.

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  • safeandnice  |  January 26 2013, 11:49PM

    Useless peak information again without letting us know at what level the rivers flood.

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