South Ashford on the East Stour River, Aylesford Stream, Whytewater Dyke and Ruckinge Dyke
Flooding is expected – immediate action required
River levels remain high in Ashford following rainfall over the last few days. We expect river levels to fall through Sunday 22 and Monday 23 December. No further heavy or prolonged rainfall is forecast, and we expect the situation to improve. We will update this message by 9am on Monday 23 December, or as the situation changes.
This information was last updated at 9:54pm Sunday 22 December 2019
River levels remain high in Ashford following rainfall over the last few days. We expect river levels to fall through Sunday 22 December. No further heavy or prolonged rainfall is forecast, and we expect the situation to improve. We will update this message by 3pm on Sunday 22 December, or as the situation changes.
This information was last updated at 5:06am Sunday 22 December 2019
Heavy showers have held river levels high and they remain at their peak level. This warning remains in force. We are continuing to monitor conditions in the catchment and are clearing blockages where they are identified. We are storing water at Aldington and Hothfield upstream of Ashford . Residents are recommended to remain vigilant. A few heavy showers are forecast throughout the day before a band of frontal rain passes through overnight from saturday to sunday 21st to 22nd December 2019. River levels will respond to this but given the forecast it is not thought that conditions will be any worse than they were on Friday
This information was last updated at 1:14pm Saturday 21 December 2019
River levels remain high but steady following prolonged rainfall, especially in Ashford. Flooding of properties, including The Stour centre, roads and farmland is possible. We believe there is a possibility of flooding for properties along Tannery Lane. Further rainfall is forecast through Saturday 21 December which may cause levels to rise again. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated on Saturday afternoon 21/12/2019
This information was last updated at 5:05am Saturday 21 December 2019
Kent County Council (KCC) is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for Kent. As the LLFA, we must produce a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (local strategy) that sets out how local flood risks will be managed in the county by the authorities involved.
Have Your Say
We would like your views on the draft strategy in order to help us produce the final version of the strategy by December 2017.
Please let us know your thoughts by completing the online questionnaire (via the ‘Respond to this Consultation’ section).
We thought you might also like to now that we are developing a new digital channel to provide information to the public about flooding and flood risk in the county. We would like to hear your views on how you access information about flooding and flood risk management and what you would like to see in an online flood risk management resource.
To request hard copies of any of the consultation documents, or for any other formats, please email: email@example.com or call: 03000 421553 (text relay service number: 18001 03000 421553). This number goes to an answering machine, which is monitored during office hours.
Kent County Council (KCC) is the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for Kent and we are seeking your views on our Local Flood Risk Management Strategy. It sets out how local flood risks will be managed in the county by the authorities involved.
From 16 Aug 2017 at 12:00 to 8 Oct 2017 at 23:59.
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Kent County Council
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Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
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Contractors for the Environment Agency are cutting back weeds along the both the Great Stour and the East Stour as part of the annual maintenance regime.
We reported last January on the major bankside cutback that was undertaken following a long period without any maintenance that had led to concerns regarding the capacity of the river to carry flood water. The EA said that that annual maintenance would be undertaken ahead of the winter period.