Rising and falling water levels are measured and recorded by SEPA and the James Hutton Institute and can be viewed following the links below. This information provides data to businesses, households and leisure users, to allow them to manage and use the river efficiently and predict the possibility of a flood risk. Further information on their collection can be found here.
Flooding can create extensive damage and poses a growing threat to householders, businesses and the environment. Deeside is still trying to recover from the impacts of the flooding caused by Storm Frank in December 2015. With climate change predicting wetter and warmer conditions, more needs to be done now to help protect us in the future and allow us to become more resilient in flood conditions. The Dee Catchment Partnership is looking at ways to reduce flood risk, alongside traditional engineering techniques. Our victorian sewer system is at capacity and would cost billions of pounds to replace, as a result we need to manage the catchment better to increase the holding capacity of potential floodwaters. By using Natural Flood Management techniques in rural areas and Blue-Green Infrastructure in urban areas, we can slow, store and filter potential floodwaters. This in turn creates better habitats for wildlife, more green spaces to improve our quality of life and the air we breath, cleaner water and of course reduces localised flood risk.
SEPA provides the 24 hour floodline service number (0345) 988 1188 and website which will issue flood warnings and information on how to get prepared for flooding. The Environment Agency offer the Flood Information Service in England and Wales.
River Dee webcams
Photos: James Hutton Institute
Flooding in Deeside
Flooding in Deeside Drone footage of the damage caused by Storm Frank, Dec 2015 Damage caused to the Victorian Cambus O May suspension bridge Heavy rain and melting snow can turn the river’s serene flow i...