Flood warnings upgraded on River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale and Samlesbury as Storm Christoph continues

Posted on - 20th January, 2021 - 8:26am | Author - | Posted in - Brockholes, Fishwick, Preston News, Preston weather, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
River Ribble in flood at Avenham Park Pic: Lisa Brown
River Ribble in a previous flood at Avenham Park. Pic: Lisa Brown

Two flood warnings have been put in place along the River Ribble in Preston due to Storm Christoph.


‘Immediate action is required’ at two of the locations on the river:

  • River Ribble at Samlesbury around Brockholes Reserve and Lower Brockholes Quarry
  • River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale, area from Fishwick Bottoms to Railway Bridge
A map of the areas expected to be impacted. Pic:

River levels have risen at the Samlesbury river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

Read more: Storm Christoph causes flooding on the rail line between Leyland and Bolton 

As a result, flooding is expected to property, road and farmlands this morning (Wednesday, 20 January) and the river level is expected to remain high until Thursday, 21 January.

Residents are asked to avoid using low lying footpaths near the river.

River levels are also rising at the Walton-Le-Dale river gauge as a result of the heavy rainfall.

Flooding is expected to impact Fishwick Bottoms area on the north bank of the River Ribble between the Darwen Confluence and the Railway Bridge, including the sewage works and Catholic College playing fields.

Read more: Flood alert issued for River Ribble at Preston as Storm Christoph causes heavy rain

Rain is forecast for the rest of the morning (20 January).

Flooding at Moor Park. Pic: Laura Oli

River levels here are also expected to be high until tomorrow (21 January).

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