Flood warning in place as Bottle Brook levels rise

River levels are rising
River levels are rising

A flood warning has been issued for Bottle Brook due to heavy rainfall.

River levels are rising at the Smithy Houses river gauge and the risk of flooding has increased according to the Environment Agency, who say they are closely monitoring the situation.

The Environment Agency has warned that flooding of roads and farmland is possible this evening and tomorrow morning.

Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including the B6179 at Kilburn and Little Eaton, and farmlands in the Kilburn and Little Eaton area

Further heavy rainfall is forecast for this evening and the early hours of tomorrow morning, and the Environment Agency expect river levels to begin rising late this evening.

They advise resident to avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers..