Shropshire Council

Live flooding information

There is a wealth of information available to help you know if flooding may be expected in your area. Keeping up to date with the latest weather forecast is a great place to start.

To receive alerts from the Environment Agency when river flooding is expected you should register for Flood Warnings Direct. Floodline Warnings Direct is a free service that provides flood warnings by phone, text or email.  

To view and receive flood alerts via Facebook, you can use the FloodAlerts Facebook app.

To monitor river levels in your area and upstream, you can use the GaugeMap website, or the website.  Each river gauge is also available to follow via Twitter.

Live river levels at the Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury are shown on the widget below. This information is updated regularly and is taken from the GaugeMap website. We have also included some local references to help you know what is may be affected at different river levels. The highest recorded level taken at the Welsh Bridge, during the floods of November 2000, was 5.25m.

1.6 m Dorset Street towpath (upstream of weir) begins to flood
2.05 m Water Lane (towpath downstream of Welsh Bridge) begins to flood
2.9 m Water starts to rise on to Frankwell car park
3.15m Lower parts of the Quarry start to flood
3.6 m Water starts to rise on to St. Julian's Friars
car park
5.2 m Castle Foregate / Cross Street (beneath railway bridge) starts to flood


River Severn towpaths in Shrewsbury

Information on the towpaths can be found here.