FLOODING fears have been allayed in Moray after river levels were less than predicted.
Moray Council said it remained vigilant overnight despite flood risk predictions by SEPA being downgraded.
It had been feared that up to 150 households were at risk of flooding from the River Lossie following predictions that it would breach a critical height in the early hours of Friday morning.
The river height was expected to be 2.65 metres, but this was downgraded to 2.3, well below the risk level.
No evacuations were necessary, although defence works continued.
Floodguards that have been fitted will be removed by council staff today.
The Met Office has confirmed that the situation will improve overnight, and although there will be showers today large amounts of rain are not predicted to fall.