Flood warning notice from SEPA

SEPA have been in touch with SSE many of whose dams are at capacity and close to spilling.  SSE have indicated they will require to open their dam gates to release excess water.

Later today and overnight SEPA predict a further 60-80mm of rain which will add to river levels.  Wednesday will see a respite from the rain before further heavy rain on Thursday 4th.

The following Flood Warnings have been issued:

An updated FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Moy Bridge.

The A832 from Moy Bridge to Marybank, low lying properties in the Conon Valley and access routes are at risk of flooding. Agricultural land in the Conon valley will be flooded.

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Orrin.

Agricultural land between Aultgowrie and the Orrin Bridge (A832) is expected to flood. The road and low lying properties along the River Orrin may also be at risk of flooding.

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Garve.

Agricultural land, low lying access roads and properties in and around Garve are at risk of flooding.  Levels are expected to begin dropping shortly before rising again overnight as the predicted 60-80mm rainfall feeds into the system

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Strath Bran.

Agricultural land in Strath Bran is at risk of flooding

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Strathglass.

Agricultural land in Strathglass is at risk of flooding. An updated Flood Warning will be issued if river levels continue to rise and there is a risk of more widespread flooding. SSE dams on the Rivers Glass & Beauly are at capacity and close to spilling.  SSE will soon begin to release water from the dams.

An updated FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Strath Oykel.

Agricultural land in Strath Oykel from Oykel Bridge to Inveroykel Bailey Bridge and Invercassley is at risk of flooding. Inveroykel Bailey Bridge is likely to be inaccessible. Sections of the A837 between Oykel Bridge and Inveroykel Bailey Bridge are at risk of flooding. Low lying properties may become inaccessible. For information, the river level at Easter Turnaig gauging station exceeded 2.3m at 07:30

 

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Glen Nevis.

Agricultural land, the road and low lying properties in Glen Nevis are at risk of flooding

In addition SEPA anticipate issuing flood warnings for the following systems:

River Ness at Inverness – tributaries of Loch Ness are already at high levels at the level of Loch Ness is expected to rise overnight and into 02/02/16.

River Shin at Lairg –  due to release from Shin dam.

Please click on the link below for further information

 

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