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Flood alert issued for River Trent tributaries, covering Southwell, Lowdham and Trent villages, and River Maun in Ollerton





Flooding of roads and farmland could occur from midday today (May 22), a flood alert has warned.

A flood alert has been issued for the River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire — which includes the River Greet, Potwell Dyke, Carr Dyke, Dover Beck, Cocker Beck, Thurgarton Beck and others.

Affected areas include Southwell, Lowdham, Staythorpe, Rolleston, Caythorpe and Burton Joyce.

A flood alert has been issued for the River Trent’s tributaries. Stock image
A flood alert has been issued for the River Trent’s tributaries. Stock image

It comes as further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours.

River levels are rising at the Lowdham Grange river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall, and river levels are expected to rise until the weekend.

The alert states: “Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland could occur from 12.00pm today, and continue through the coming days.

“Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads around the tributaries of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire, the River Greet, Potwell Dyke, Dover Beck, Cocker Beck, Woodborough Brook, Ouse Dyke, Thurgarton Beck and others.”

An alert is also in place for the River Maun.

Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads around Mansfield, the Sherwood Forest Caravan Park at Clipstone, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, Whitewater Lane at Whitewater Bridge and West Drayton.

The Environment Agency is closely monitoring the situation in both areas, and incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area.

The public is asked to avoid using low-lying footpaths near watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.



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