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example signs showing flood alert levels

This page provides information about flooding in Marlow, as well as the current warning statuses from the Environment Agency.

Marlow Community Flood Plan

This finalised plan for 2022 has been devised after reviewing the effects of flooding events, with the help of residents’ experiences and feedback. With the input from other Flood responding Agencies, including; Buckinghamshire Council, Fire Service ,The Environment Agency and Thames Water we have been able to produce a plan which will coordinate a response, ensuring residents are informed and supported in the case of a flood event. 

We are still on the look out for voluntary Flood Wardens. If you live within the Marlow area and are interested in being part of this proactive working group we would love to hear from you. 

Flood Warning and River Level Status

Click here for the up to date flood alert status for Marlow

Thames Downstream at Marlow Lock

Click here for up to date water levels for the River Thames in Marlow, as measured daily by the Environment Agency.

Advice on Flooding from the Environment Agency

“If you are unfortunate enough to experience property flooding it is important that you report this to the Environment Agency via their Incident Hotline: 0800 807060 (Freephone, 24 hour service). The Environment Agency use information on flooded properties to check the accuracy of its flood warning service and to make improvements to this service wherever possible. We do not share information on which properties have flooded with insurance companies.

If you haven’t done so already, you can sign up to receive free flood warnings by calling Floodline (0845 988 1188) or via our website: . By visiting our website you can also find out what actions you can take to prepare in advance of flooding to reduce the impact on your home and family.

If you have flooded, the National Flood Forum can also help you to recover and they provide a telephone helpline (01299 403055) for all flood related enquiries, including those relating to insurance issues. You can find out more information about the services provided by the National Flood Forum by visiting their website:

Flood Advisory Service and other resources

Marlow Flood Alleviation Scheme 

Work is complete and the park is completely open to residents. Football pitches are also back in use.

Marlow has a dedicated page covering the alleviation scheme, which will be kept up to date by the Environment Agency.

The Marlow Flood Alleviation Scheme will reduce flood risk to 287 properties in Marlow from a combination of fluvial and groundwater flooding.