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High River Dee levels near Chester causing flood worry

More rain predicted with Environment Agency warnings still in place

The River Dee in Farndon(Image: @garymdwj)

High water levels have increased flooding worries along the River Dee .

Striking pictures from Farndon and Chester show the water has just about been contained so far.

Cheshire West has so far escaped the worst of the flooding which has badly affected the north of England over the Christmas period.

Weather warnings issued by the Met Office ahead of Storm Frank do not cover the region, but rain is expected throughout Wednesday (December 30).

A flood warning is still in place for the Lower Dee Valley from Shocklach to Chester.

This also covers villages such as Aldford , Pulford and Eccleston.

The River Dee in Farndon(Image: Cat Williams)

Emergency services were called to Farndon after the Dee burst its banks earlier this month.

Information from on the Environment Agency said the current river level was 8.87m, less than half a metre from the highest recorded figure in the village of 9.36m.

Typically the Dee would reach no higher than 8.01m.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service are yet to report any flooding incidents caused by the latest poor weather, but they were called to Chester weir after two men became stranded when their boat capsized.

The River Dee in Farndon(Image: Cat Williams)

In Aldford the river level station measures the Dee at 7.31m, again well above the typical peak of 5.99m.

Photos from Chester show the river stretching defences near Sandy Lane and The Meadows. The Environment Agency and emergency services said they were monitoring the situation.

The River Dee near The Meadows in Chester(Image: Emma Stringfellow)
 

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