The Parish Council has received a letter from The Environment Agency about its flood warning service:
“We want to encourage you to sign up to the Environment Agency’s Flood Warning Service so we can let you know the latest information in your area that could affect your property. Call 0345 988 1188 to do this, or do it online (Link here)
In addition to a period of prolonged wet weather over October, Lincolnshire has received the entire November average rainfall in just 2 weeks. This has resulted in heavily saturated catchments, elevated river levels and in some places elevated ground water levels. In a number of cases, record river levels have been documented. We are expecting more rain of over the winter period so the risk of flooding remains high. Continue reading →
The River Bain was recently seen to be partially blocked with debris caught on overhanging trees, between the two footbridges in the village. This was reported to the Environment Agency who responded within two hours with an action plan.
As a result they scheduled a team to do the work, but not before the resident moorhen had hatched her brood on the makeshift island. Now with the chicks fledged, the Agency team has moved in and the river flows freely again.
Simon Tydeman has been in touch about an article in yesterday’s Horncastle News:
A flood alert, meaning flooding is possible, has been issued by the Environment Agency for properties near the River Bain from Goulceby to Tattershall, including the River Waring.
The Environment Agency said: “Significant rain has fallen overnight and the river levels have started to rise. We expect the river to continue to rise. Low lying land and roads are likely to be affected first.”
The Environment Agency advises anyone wanting more information call Floodline on 0345 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 031335 Read more
Remember, you can now monitor the river level in our village here