Two properties were flooded in Shrewsbury as flood waters reached their height in the town at 5am yesterday.
Elsewhere, as excess rainfall from the Welsh hills gradually makes its way across the Midlands, other towns were warned to be braced today for the Severn and the Wye to peak, with maximum depths of up to 6.1 metres expected to be reached.
Yesterday the riverside towns of Ironbridge, Bewdley and Worcester mounted their temporary flood defences in preparation.
The gardens of two homes on the banks of the Severn at the rear of Quarry Park in Shrewsbury were flooded.
Water also broke the river banks to seep over football pitches, car parks and fields on the Severn's Shropshire flood plains.
The level of the river was expected to reach its peak of 5.1 metres in Ironbridge last night - its normal level is 1.2 metres - and yesterday shops and business next to the river were closed while defences were erected.
In Bewdley today the river is forecast to reach a depth of 4.3 metres, while its ordinary depth is 1.1 metres.
"In Shrewsbury and the upper end of the Severn, the water levels are now falling," said a spokeswoman for the Environment Agency last night.
"In Bewdley the river will be lapping at the base of the flood defences.
"We are not expecting homes to be flooded because water level gauges are constantly monitored and flood defences mounted where necessary.
"There is more rain predicted but we will have to see how much and where it falls before we know how much of a difference it will make," she added.
Up-to-date information can be obtained from the agency's Floodline on 0845 988 1188.