River Derwent at Whatstandwell including Cromford and Lea Wood

Flood warning

River levels are rising at the Matlock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected at around 04:00 on 21/01/2021. Areas most at risk are Whatstandwell, including the Derwent Foundry, the Whatstandwell Caravan Site, low lying properties, the A6 at Cromford, and Lea Wood. Flood water could be deep and fast flowing, and therefore pose a risk to life. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until at least tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please have a bag ready with vital items like medicines and insurance documents, and turn off gas, electricity and water. This message will be updated this afternoon, 21/01/2021, or as the situation changes.

Information supplied by the Environment Agency

This information last updated 12:53am, Thursday 21st January.

Flood Warning Area Details

River Derwent at Whatstandwell including Cromford and Lea Wood

Region: Midlands

Counties covered: Derbyshire

Watercourses covered: River Derwent

Area covered by this alert location

The area bounded in blue on the map shows the area covered by flood alerts and warnings for River Derwent at Whatstandwell including Cromford and Lea Wood.

Icons on the map show nearby level monitoring stations. They are not necessarily related to this particular flood warning area.

Note: the area shown on the map is the area covered by flood alerts and warnings. It is not a live map of current flooding. The area covered broadly equates to the area where the risk of flooding in any year is greater than 1% (the "hundred year" flood risk).

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