Flood alert for River Thames from Datchet to Shepperton Green

 Flood Alert

Flooding is possible in this area. Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Avoid using low lying footpaths or entering areas prone to flooding. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one. The Environment Agency Flood Warning System has issued this message based on rising river or tidal levels. We are temporarily automating our messages due to industrial action.

Updated 11:50am on 14 January 2023

The Datchet Flood Pole is situated on the river front at Datchet, by Kris Cruisers


The Parish Flood Board is situated outside the Library in Datchet, which will show one of the three triangles shown below.

Flood Warning Signs

Flood Alert

Flood Alert

Flooding is possible, be prepared.

Flood Warning

Flood Warning

Flooding is expected, immediate action is required.

Severe Flood Warning

Severe Flood Warning

Severe flooding. Danger to life.

Datchet Community Flood Plan


It has divided the village into flood zone with an assigned team of Flood Marshalls

For the a list of the locations at risk of flooding and maps - Click HERE

For the list of Flood Marshalls and Wardens - Click HERE

To check the flooding history of properties on the maps showing risk of flooding based on the 2014 flood event - Click HERE

The Parish Council have also put together a flyer on FLOOD AWARENESS INFORMATION please Click HERE

There is also a Community Action Group dealing with flooding Issues for Datchet -

lease click here to visit their site if you have been affected by flooding. 

Datchet Community Action Group logo



Proposed local flood protection for Datchet Village

Datchet Parish Council's details and submissions of proposed local flood protection for Datchet Village

The documents below set out where defences are required re location and description.


Document No.1 Pages 1-5 denoting locations for proposed flood defences

Document No.2 Pages 1-5 showing a proposal for the installation of a control valve within the Datchet Common Brook, with reasons

Document No.3 Pages 1-7 showing a proposal for the installation of a flood control structure at Eton End railway embankment tunnel.

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

See the link below to the RBWM Extreme Weather response webpage.

This provides the numbers to contact and useful links together with RBWM response


Environment Agency Contacts

Please click here to visit the Environment Agency website Flood pages.

Click here to Sign up to get warnings in England by phone, email or text message if your home or business is at risk of flooding. The service is free

Call Floodline on 0345 988 1188 and select Option 1 to get more information for your area.

Visit https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels or https://www.gaugemap.co.uk/ for current water levels.


Advice on what to do both in and after a flood


We have a number of advice leaflets on what to do on a number of safety issues, to do with flooding, these can be collected from the Parish Office.
There is also a new leaflet provided by the Environment Agency on hat to do before, during and after a flood available from the Parish Office and online.

Leaflet on Flooding


In Summary

  • Never ever risk your life or the life of someone else trying to save you, a property, or a pet.
  • Try to keep calm at all times and listen to what the flood warders say.
  • Never wade barefoot in flood water. Contaminated water can result in serious illness
  • Use a stick and walk slowly through any flood water to ensure you are aware of any holes, ditches, kerbs or other such hazards.
  • Keep out of standing water as much as you can. Keep children from playing in flood water as there are health risks. When you come into contact with it wash your hands carefully.
  • Keep dogs out of flood waters. Contaminated water will soak through into their fur.