Flood alert - Nadder Valley - 16 Nov

Updated: Nov 17

A Flood Alert has been issued by the Environment Agency.

Flood Alert in force: River Nadder and tributaries.

Flooding is possible for: River Nadder and tributaries between Donhead St Mary and Salisbury.

Be prepared.

Update 09:48 17 November 2022:

There is no longer a threat of flooding, though standing water and debris may still remain. No further rainfall is forecast. We will continue to monitor levels closely. There may still be some areas where flood water is present until it can naturally drain away.


River levels are rising on the River Nadder due to heavy rainfall. Further heavy rainfall is forecast this evening which will cause river levels to rise again.

Flooding is forecast to affect locations near the River Nadder, with low lying land expected to be most affected, particularly around the River Nadder and tributaries between Donhead St Mary and Salisbury.

Flooding is possible at the River Nadder and tributaries between Donhead St Mary and Salisbury from 6:00 PM on 16/11/2022.

Flood Alert Area - Nadder Valley

Further heavy rainfall is forecast this evening.

River levels are rising at the Tisbury gauge.

We are clearing debris from weed screens in the area.

We will continue to monitor the forecast and re-issue this alert/warning if necessary.

Plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded.

This message will be updated by 12:00 noon on 17/11/2022, or as the situation changes.

To check the latest information for your area


* Visit the GOV.UK website to see the current flood warnings, view river and sea levels or check the 5-day flood risk forecast: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/target-area/111WAFNADD

* Or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 using quickdial code: 210032.

* Follow @EnvAgency and #floodaware on Twitter.

* Tune into weather, news and travel bulletins on local television and radio.

What you should consider doing now


* Monitor local water levels and weather conditions.

* Get ready to act on your flood plan if you have one.

* Move your car or other vehicles to higher ground, if it is safe to do so.

* Prepare a flood kit of essential items including a torch with spare batteries, mobile phone and charger, warm clothes, home insurance documents, water, food, first aid kit and any prescription medicines or baby care items you may need.

* Check that you know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water mains supplies.

* In rural locations, farmers should consider moving livestock and equipment away from areas likely to flood.

* Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water. 30 cm of fast-flowing water can move a car and 6 inches can knock an adult off their feet.

* Flood water is dangerous and may be polluted. Wash your hands thoroughly if you've been in contact with it.