Acaster Malbis lies next to the river Ouse which experiences significant changes in level based upon upland rainfall. There are a number of level recorders along the river, but the two recorders that we use in Acaster Malbis to monitor local flooding are:
Viking Key Indicators
The following empirical information has been gained by monitoring flooding activity in Acaster Malbis over a number of years.
|5.2m||Darling Lane flooded. No exit from the village for Mill Lane residents. Emergency team available for evacuation or emergency care.|
|5.0m||Extensive flooding along Mill Lane. More Riverside properties at risk. Emergency Plan put into effect.|
|4.6m||Flooding of lowest levels of Mill Lane – access is restricted to Mill Garth Park.|
|4.4m||Cowper Lane is flooded. Darling Lane is the only exit for Mill Lane residents.|
|4.2m||Low lying riverside properties at risk. Slipway corner is flooded. Bus service calls at Mount Pleasant and goes to Bishopthorpe via Appleton Road.|
|4.0m||The sewer pumping station serving Moor End is switched off.|
|3.0m||The Ship Inn to Bishopthorpe (Acaster Lane) is impassable for all vehicles.|
|2.9m||The 21 Bus service diverts via Cowper Lane and Appleton Road.|
The highest level recorded at the Viking recorder measuring station is 5.4m (recorded on 4 November 2000). Recorder levels of 5m are rare and have historically reduced within 24-48 hours to restore access to the village.
Flood Alert/Warning Services
To check for Flooding: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk
To sign up for flood warnings: https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings
The information above is provided by Pam Walker the Acaster Malbis Flood Warden.