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Billington Flood Risk Management Community Update

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Introduction

Billington is a village located in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. It is situated on the southern bank of the River Calder. Billington flooded in 2015 and in early 2020. The onset of flooding in the village is rapid, with limited warning time.

On 26 December 2015, 40 properties flooded after Storm Eva when the River Calder overtopped its banks. The water levels at Whalley weir were the highest on record and the flood extent on 26 Dec 2015 was the greatest for 150 years.

On 9 February 2020, approximately 34 properties reported flooding as a result the River Calder reaching the second highest level ever recorded.

 

Railway Viaduct over Billington and the River Calder.