Flooding is possible - be prepared

Flood alert for South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches

The water level in Sherbourne Lake is falling but remains above the flood alert threshold as a result of heavy rainfall on Wednesday evening. This may cause some localised flooding of land in the immediate area throughout this evening, 22/10/21. However, the River Yeo at Pen Mill, the River Wriggle at Chetnole and the River Cam at Weston Bampfylde have all fallen to normal winter levels with no flood risk. Dry weather is forecast over the next 24 hours and we expect the Sherbourne Lake level to slowly fall. We will continue to closely monitor the situation. Our incident response teams continue their checks on flood defences. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, refer to local authority website for local road closures and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated by 10:00 on Saturday, 23/10/21, or as the situation changes.

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Flood alert area: River Yeo from Sherborne to Yeovil, River Wriggle, Barwick Stream, West Coker Stream and the River Cam

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