A Derbyshire company director has been jailed and his firm ordered to pay more than £47,000 for polluting a canal, killing thousands of fish
Heavy rain overnight falling on saturated ground has sparked a fresh wave of flood warnings and alerts from the Environment Agency.
As the snow starts to melt, the Environment Agency is now warning people that there is a serious threat of flooding.
Eleven flood warnings and 14 alerts are still in force across the Midlands, as flood waters remain high for many people in the region.
The warnings have all been issued for areas based along the River Severn, which flows through Gloucestershire, Shropshire, and Worcestershire.
- East Waterside, Upton-upon-Severn
- South Worcester
- Hanley Road, Upton-upon-Severn
- Hanley Castle and Saxons Lode
- Chaceley and Haw Bridge
- Abbots Court, Deerhurst
- Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End
- Apperley and The Leigh
- Sandhurst and Maisemore
- Severn Ham, Tewkesbury
- River Mease
- River Sow and River Penk
- Burton Trent
- Rivers Frome and Cam
- Tidal Trent
- Tern and Perry Catchments
- River Trent in Derbyshire
- Lower River Soar in Leicestershire
- River Avon in Worcestershire
- River Severn in Worcestershire
- River Severn in Gloucestershire
- River Severn in Shropshire
- River Lugg, south of Leominster
- Severn Vyrnwy Confluence
Flood waters are still high in many parts of the Midlands - and more could be on the way, with 11 flood warnings and 14 alerts still in force for the region.
Worcester has been badly hit, with large swathes of the city submerged after the River Severn burst its banks.
Pictures taken in the city today show the entrance to the Diglis Hotel in Severn Street completely under water, while the Birmingham and Worcester Canal can no longer be told apart from the surrounding footpaths.
Sixteen flood warnings are currently in place across the Midlands.
The Environment Agency has also issued 26 flood alerts.
Pictures tweeted by the Environment Agency show low lying lanes covered in water and rising river levels.
At the bottom of the Teme Valley. River rising quickly again. Peaking this afternoon http://t.co/6eWWCHtL9l
The number of flood warnings and alerts from the Environment Agency has increased overnight, with a total of 60 now in place across the Midlands.
Eight flood warnings have been removed over the past 24 hours in the Midlands, but there are still more than 40 alerts and warnings still in place:
Officers from the Environment Agency are clearing fallen trees and other debris from rivers and streams across the Midlands to try to prevent further flooding.
Among the rivers being targeted is the River Teme in Worcester, which burst its banks as heavy rain swept across the region.
A total of 23 flood warnings and 33 alerts are in force across the Midlands today as heavy rain falls on saturated ground.
The Environment Agency has warned that flooding is likely along the Rivers Severn, Avon, Anker and Leam.
Drivers are warned to take extra care on the roads as puddles may be deeper than they appear.
The Environment Agency has updated the number of flood warnings and alerts it has in place for the Midlands.
There are currently 22 Flood Warnings, where flooding is expected and immediate action is required, and there are 34 areas with Flood Alerts, where flooding is possible and those living nearby need to be prepared.
Many smaller rivers and fords have burst their banks across the region, after further heavy rain overnight.
Drivers are being warned against driving through any standing water, as it is impossible to know how deep it is and there is a risk you could be swept away.
Earlier today one motorist who failed to heed the warnings, had to be rescued from a flooded ford in Kenilworth in Warwickshire.
For the latest updates and advice click here for The Environment Agency Website.