Three Brooks lake overflows following heavy overnight rain

Posted on Monday 24th September 2012 at 2:38 pm by SH (Editor)

Flooding in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Heavy overnight rain has caused flooding in Bradley Stoke’s Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, leaving the two bridges by the “duck pond” almost totally submerged.

The path along Stoke Brook, between Brook Way and the duck pond, was this morning flooded to a depth of around three feet in places.

The area beneath the Bradley Stoke Way road bridge was particularly badly affected, blocking off the cycle route that comes down from The Bluebells and up towards the Leisure Centre.

Early morning road commuters were hit by flooding in Stoke Gifford and trains between Bristol Parkway and the south west were delayed because of flood damage in North Somerset.

Heavy rain is forecast to return to Bristol on Wednesday.

Scenes of flooding in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, Bradley Stoke.

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6 Responses to “Three Brooks lake overflows following heavy overnight rain”

  1. K Says:

    Goodness!!! Has it ever done that before???

  2. Jemima Puddleduck Says:

    Excellent pictures. Hope the photographer took all the necessary health and safety precautions!

  3. Jls Says:

    Don’t think I will be taking my puppy down thare for a walk this week. Hope all the wild life animals are ok. glad to see the swans swimming about.

  4. Tony Parker Says:

    Visited for the first time Saturday and sat on the green bench. (Visting Daughter and live in Notts)

  5. SH (Editor) Says:

    Thanks to Andy Norman, who sent us this picture of flooding at the Three Brooks lake in 2002:

    Flooding at the Three Brooks lake, Bradley Stoke, in 2002. [Photo: Andy Norman]

  6. Sara Says:

    The notice board at the lake says ” During the autumn/winter the water level within the lake will be reduced by manual adjustment of the outlet control conveying flow into the downstream watercourse.
    This operation is to provide flood storage within the lake in the event of extreme rainfall occurrence and resultant high brook flows.
    This procedure is intended to reduce flood risk locally and within the downstream catchment area. These actions have been agreed by the Environment Agency.”
    I think they underestimated the amount of rainfall we were going to get !!! The lake has flooded before in January last year, but not to this extent.

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