**UPDATE** River levels on the Don have peaked overnight, below levels of concern and will continue to fall throughout today (Tuesday 13 March).
The River Don at Fishlake was recorded as peaking at 5.83 metres at 10am.
Monday 12 March: A flood alert is in place for the River Don Lower catchment area.
The alert has been issued in response to rising river levels on the Lower River Don following continued rainfall, but the river is not expected to reach levels of concern.
Monitoring stations at Kirk Bramwith and Fishlake show rising levels throughout today (Monday 12 March). At Fishlake the River Don has risen from 3.15 metres at 8.30am to 4.68 metres at 9.00pm, with minor flooding said to be possible in this area when the water level reaches 3.18 metres.
The Gov.uk Flood Information Service says: “The River Don is not forecast to reach levels of concern and we do not expect to be issuing flood warnings overnight.
“Please be aware that the Lower Don catchment is currently saturated from this recent rainfall so low lying land, roads and fields may still be affected and there is likely to be surface water in places”.
River levels on the Lower Don are expected to return to normal by the morning (Tuesday 13 March).