Flood alert issued for River Calder after heavy rainfall

Flood warnings in the Calder Valley.
Flood warnings in the Calder Valley.
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A flood alert has been issued for the River Calder after persistent rainfall across the region.

The Envionment Agency said water levels at the river, from Brighouse to Dewsbury had risen and warned that they could peak this evening and early tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

Water levels are currently high at the Lower River Calder and its tributaries, including Brighouse, Castleford, Chickenley Beck, Spring Mill Beck in Ossett and Waindike Beck, Normanton.

The agency said it was closely monitoring the situation from its Leeds incident room.

The flood alert said: “We are now starting to see more of a river response to the persistent rainfall in the Lower River Calder and its tributaries.

“The River Calder Lower Catchments are already saturated meaning river levels are being very responsive to this rain and will remain high.

“There are likely to be two peaks in the river response, one peak around teatime and a second peak, which could potentially be higher, in the early hours of Tuesday morning (February 9).

“It is possible that Flood Warnings could be issued for some locations, depending where any heavier rain falls.”

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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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