The River Nith is beginning to flood into the west car park on Whitesands, Dumfries.
There is no indication yet how far the water will reach.
Police are warning people of open water dangers after a man jumped into the River Nith in Dumfries to rescue his mobile phone.
He got into difficulty but was helped out of the water by two bypassers.
This latest incident comes off the back of a major search for missing Dumfries teenager Macauley McQueen, who hasn't been seen since entering the Nith last Monday.
A man found dead in the River Nith on Tuesday, 4 October, has been named as Robert Fergusson.
The 87-year-old lived on Church Street in Dumfries.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
A body of a man has been recovered from the River Nith in Dumfries.
The body was seen by members of the public floating downstream at the Caul and was recovered from below St Michael's Bridge at the Dock Park.
The body has been removed from the river and pronounced dead. The Procurator Fiscal has been notified.
The cause of a mystery 'discharge' spotted on the River Nith in March had been uncovered.
Rising sludge which was overflowing from a settlement tank into the river caused was first seen by a member of the public on Friday, 14 March.
A similar incident occurred on Saturday, 7 June when a fault in an inlet tank caused a second spillage into the river.
Scottish Water have since repaired all the faults and SEPA have, on six different occasions, found the water quality to be compliant.
Police are urging people not to swim in open water after a 17-year-old boy was rescued from the River Nith.
The teenager was swimming in the river at the rear of Cairn Avenue, Dumfries when he got into difficulty.
A 32-year-old woman who was sitting near by heard his shouts for help and rescued him.
The incident happened on Friday, 11 July.
Police Scotland are warning people of the dangers of swimming in rivers following two separate incidents in the region.
Scott Couper died on Tuesday 24 June after getting into difficulty in the River Nith in Dumfries. The 15-year-old was swimming with friends near Carnsalloch last week when he got into trouble.
In a separate incident in the Scottish Borders, two fourteen-year-old girls had to be rescued from the River Tweed after getting trapped near the banking.
Police Scotland have confirmed 15-year-old Scott Couper, who got into difficulties while swimming in the River Nith near Dumfries last week, has died.
He'd been in a critical condition at the Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary since Wednesday 18th June. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.
A 15-year-old boy is in a critical condition in hospital after he was rescued from the River Nith near Dumfries.
Emergency services were called yesterday, Wednesday 18 June, at about 7:30pm to the riverbank near Carnsalloch Gardens, near Kirmanhoe.
The boy had encountered difficulty under the water whilst out swimming with friends. He was taken to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and is still in a critical condition.
Police are urging parents to remind their children of the dangers of playing in or near water.