Flood Alerts for Oxfordshire

Please find below the latest information on flooding picture for the County, following heavy rain over the past few days we now have a large number of flood alerts that have come on over the past 24 hours these are detailed below, we continue to monitor the situation and are getting regular updates from the Environment Agency.


Please see below key points for the Thames Valley and Oxfordshire.


The Flood page on the OCC Public website was activated Yesterday and will be updated later https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/spring-rainfall-and-river-levels-in-oxfordshire/


We will continue to get OCC comms to tweet messages and OFRS social media pages will have any updated flood warnings added.


Property Flooding can be reported through www.oxfordshirefloodtoolkit.com  or telephone Tel: 0345 310 1111


We still have high levels on many of our rivers due to the rain we experienced Thursday and Friday. The next few days continue to look dry. River Levels at the bottom of our larger catchments and all along the Thames are continuing to rise. River levels are very close to a flood warning being issued for the Abingdon area along the River Ock, we expect that properties in this area have come very close to flooding this morning. We do not expect to river levels to come this close flooding further property in other locations.


  • We had widespread flood alerts issued yesterday due to heavy persistent rainfall on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning.
  • The last 24 hours have seen a couple of locations receive up to 9 mm of rain, but the majority of our rain gauges saw less than 1mm of rain.
  • The top reaches of most of our rivers have seen levels recede.
  • The middle parts of most all of our rivers (excluding the Thames) have either stabilised or seen water levels begin to fall.
  • We are still seeing levels rise at the bottom of our rivers. Including: River Cherwell, River Ray, River Evenlode, River Windrush, River Loddon, River Kennet, River Thame, and the River Ock. For most of these rivers it will mean that flooding of low laying land and roads will continue, but we are not expecting property flooding.
  • The exception to this is the River Ock through Abingdon. River levels here are near to the property flooding threshold (within a couple of cm), therefore it is possible that a few properties have experienced property flooding. Certainly they will have water in their gardens and close to their homes.
  • The River Thames is high along its length and still rising slowly in most places. We will continue to monitor this and inform you of any impacts expected (Beyond low lying fields, footpaths and roads).


  • The Jubilee River is in operation with the 3 gate movements being undertaken yesterday – please note that the Flood alert for that area along the Thames went out this yesterday due to automated systems, this does not follow our normal procedure to not issue that alert until the Jubilee is being used to a higher capacity. We are aiming to undertake gate movements to reduce the levels on the River Thames in this area with an ambition to remove the alert soon.


There are now 36 Flood Alerts and 0 Flood Warnings in force across the Thames Valley LRF area (Potential for 1 warning to be issued today)

For all the latest Alerts and Warnings in force please visit our website here