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Alert over possible Lincoln flooding

Rising water levels in Brayford Pool engulfed the island

— Last updated on May 3 at 5.10pm — The alert has been lifted

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for several areas of Lincoln.

Residents around Witham, Sincil Dyke, Great Gowts Drain, Fossdyke Canal, Boultham Drain and Brayford Pool have been warned to be prepared as flooding is possible.

Following continued rainfall over the weekend, an area at St Catherine’s Grove is flooded with up to 1ft of water and tankers are pumping out water.

Fossdyke canal from Torksey Lock to Lincoln and the River Till is also on flood alert. Tributaries may also affect Saxilby, Harby, Wigsley, and Skellingthorpe.

A warning is in place as well for River Witham in North Kesteven and its tributaries from Claypole to Lincoln.

The Environment Agency has a guide on how to prepare for flooding.

Rising water levels in south of Lincoln

Photos by John Bennett of the water levels south of the city, along the river in the Brant Road area.

In places the river was three times its normal width, with many of the nearby fields looking like lakes. The first photo is looking south, the second looking north, and the third shows Bracebridge Hall fishponds on the right of the river.