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  Felmersham
  and Radwell
       Floods

Click here for Panoramic view of floods January 03

REAL TIME FLOOD INFORMATION AT FELMERSHAM AND RADWELL


River Level Indicator taken from the Environment Agency's web site with the the flood points superimposed.

Link to the Environment Agency website for the actual
Readings at Sharnbrook Mill

Currently the assumption is approximately as follows:
        River level at Sharnbrook Mill = 0.86m then flooding at Radwell
        River level at Sharnbrook Mill = 1.15m then flooding at Felmersham
Observations confirm the correlation is approximately right to within 25mm (ie 1 inch)


Link to an interpretation of how the above observations MIGHT relate to
Flooding at Radwell and Felmersham Bridges

It uses traffic light colour coding but it's only a rough indication - you have to make your own decision on whether it is safe to pass or not.


Access to Felmersham and Radwell during Flooding

Both Felmersham and Radwell flood regularly. At these times there is no access to the parish from the north or from the south.

To avoid the floods when approaching from Bedford take the second exit on the A6 Clapham bypass marked Oakley/Pavenham and follow the signs to Pavenham. In Pavenham turn right at the road junction for Felmersham.


If approaching on the A6 from the north, ignore all the Felmersham and Radwell road signs on the A6. Continue to head south passing through Milton Ernest. Leave the A6 at the slip road immediately prior to joining the dual carriageway of the Clapham bypass. The slip road is signposted Oakley/Clapham/Pavenham. At the mini roundabout on the top of the hill turn right and follow the Oakley and Pavenham signs. In Pavenham turn right at the road junction for Felmersham.

If visiting from the west take the Turvey - Carlton - Felmersham road and not the Harold - Odell road.


 Felmersham Bridge

 Taken from Felmersham Bridge. The raised footpath is on the left.

Taken on the raised footpath looking towards Felmersham Bridge
 


Flood Depth Gauge
 
Radwell Floods
 


The M50 service bus enters the floods at Radwell.

 
School buses and a van passing through the floods.


The causeway or raised footpath. 28 November 2006
  Early morning mist. October 2007  Photo: Paul Bonas
 
Felmersham Floods - Easter Holidays 1998 - highest level within recent memory.
       
The raised path at Felmersham is completely covered with water.
Photographs: Peter Hartop


The floods in 1998 reached the base of the telegraph pole shown on the left
of the picture. The Jubilee lawn was completely covered with flood water.
Photograph: Peter Hartop


Photograph: Celia Hulatt
 
New Year January 2003.


Jubilee Lawn almost under water
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