River Uck foaming through roller mill January 5, 2016

River Uck begins to subside after 3rd flood alert in a week

Updated at 3.15pm, January 7

Levels on the River Uck are falling this afternoon and have dropped below the “flooding is possible” height upstream of Uckfield at Buxted.

At Buxted at 2.45pm, the river stood at 1.15m. At 11am it was 2.32m.

At Uckfield Mill it was 1.33m – 11am 1.27m

At Isfield weir it was 2.22m – 11am 1.82m.

The figures at Uckfield and Isfield are expected to decline as no more rain is forecast for this afternoon.

Our earlier story

A flood alert for the River Uck has been issued this morning as levels rise after overnight heavy rain, writes Paul Watson.

Residents have been advised to deploy any flood protection measures.

“Isolated impacts” may affect the Roller Mill and Bridge Cottage, Uckfield.

The Environment Agency said:

“River levels all along the River Uck are currently rising following the rain early this morning.

“At the top of the catchment in Buxted, river levels are starting to slow in their rise, but we still expect to see small impacts along the course of the river through today (January 7) as water makes it way down the river.

“Impacts may include flooding to Hempstead Lane, isolated impacts affecting the Roller Mill and Bridge Cottage, Uckfield, and water affecting Isfield Mill and Isfield Bridge, Isfield.

“Residents with flood protection products should deploy them as a precaution, if not already done so.

“Further showers are possible through this morning, but this afternoon and Friday (January 8) should be largely dry.

“River levels should stabilise this afternoon and begin to fall through tomorrow (January 8).

It was only yesterday the town came off flood alert.

River Uck webcam

The river levels this morning at 11am were:

Buxted: 2.32m – flooding is possible over 1.4m

Uckfield Mill upstream – 1.27m – flooding possible over 1.3m

Isfield Mill (11.15am) – 1.82m – flooding possible over 1.5m

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