Flood Alert Info - Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent

Area Description

Lower Derwent from Bassenthwaite Lake to the coast at Workington. The Cocker from Crummock Water to Cockermouth. The River Marron from Ullock to its confluence with the Derwent near Bridgefoot.

This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert Currently in Force

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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area

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Flood Alert issued on 26 Dec 2017 09:52
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
River and Lake levels remain high following the rain over the last couple of days. We are currently forecasting levels to fall below Flood Alert later this afternoon, Tuesday 26th December. We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 12:48
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Following heavy rain last night, rivers across Cumbria, especially in western and central areas, are high Rivers will continue to respond to today's continuing rain, but no flood warnings are expected. As the ground is very wet, this may lead to surface water flooding issues. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will update this alert in due course or if the situation changes


Flood Alert issued on 25 Dec 2017 06:36
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Following persistent rainfall overnight river levels have continued to rise and are forecast to continue to rise throughout this morning. We are currently forecasting that rivers will not reach flood warning levels but will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message if necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Dec 2017 19:22
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Following persistent rainfall this afternoon, river levels have risen. At present we are not forecasting rivers to reach Flood Waning levels but we will continue to monitor the situation and update this message if necessary.


Flood Alert issued on 24 Nov 2017 10:50
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
The Flood Alert remains in force due to Bassenthwaite Lake level remaining high which is keeping levels relatively high on the River Derwent. Please be aware that low lying land and footpaths around Bassenthwaite Lake and the River Derwent may remain flooded until the level drops further. The weather will be mainly dry and bright during today, however there may be a risk of wintry showers heading into the weekend. We do not expect the wintry showers to affect river or lake levels.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 16:13
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Following recent rainfall, river and lake levels have peaked and are now falling. The weather should be mainly dry during the rest of today and will turn colder however we may experience some showers. We do not expect this rainfall to affect river levels.


Flood Alert issued on 23 Nov 2017 08:48
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Thursday 23 November is expected to be drier than Wednesday although some showers are still expected. River levels remain high, but have started to fall. We will continue to monitor river levels and will update this message in due course or if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 22 Nov 2017 21:00
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
River and Lake levels have risen in response to the heavy and persistent rain experienced across the County. We will continue to receive showers with some heavy pulses during this evening until approximately 4 am tomorrow morning. The weather will then be mainly dry for the forthcoming days. Staff have been on the ground operating and checking assets. We will continue to monitor the situation and will update this message when the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 21 Nov 2017 15:19
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Heavy and persistent rain is expected across parts of northern England on Wednesday before gradually easing during Wednesday night. Many places will see 25 to 50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground. Heavy rain will gradually clear eastwards during Wednesday night. There remains some uncertainty with regards to the exact location of the heaviest rain. Heavy rain will be accompanied by strong winds across many parts of the County. Rivers in Cumbria are currently very responsive to rainfall and river levels have risen as a result of rainfall last night. Levels have risen slightly through today, but will rise again this evening as further rain falls ahead of the main front tomorrow. River response expected from tomorrow morning with main impacts expected tomorrow afternoon and into the evening.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2017 16:05
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Locally heavy rain is forecast to continue throughout Friday evening before gradually clearing and easing during Saturday morning. River levels have begun to fall but localised flooding of low lying land and roads is still possible. Given the time of year, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout this week. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 13 Oct 2017 07:55
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Persistent, locally heavy rain is forecast to continue through Friday before gradually clearing and easing during Saturday morning. River and lake levels are expected to rise from early Friday morning and through Friday daytime as a result of the forecast rainfall, which could result in localised flooding of low lying land and roads. Given the time of year, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout this week. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2017 17:34
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Heavy and persistent rainfall is forecast to arrive in Cumbria on Thursday evening and is due to continue through Friday before clearing on Saturday midday. River and lake levels are expected to rise from early Friday morning and through Friday daytime as a result of the forecast rainfall, which could result in localised flooding of low lying land and roads. Given the time of year, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout this week. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2017 13:02
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Over the last 24 hours we have seen heavy rainfall over the Cumbrian Catchments and flooding to low lying land and roads. The current forecast is mainly dry for today with further persistent, locally heavy rain expected for North-Westerly Catchments later this evening, continuing throughout Friday until around midday Saturday. We expect the rivers to remain high throughout today though no flooding to properties is forecast and warnings are not expected to be issued today. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have staff in the field checking for and clearing blockages. This message will be updated later today or earlier if the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2017 21:39
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
The heavy rainfall has now passed over Cumbria. This Flood Alert remains in force due to current river and lake levels and there may be localised flooding to low lying land and roads. We are constantly monitoring river and lake levels and have Environment Agency operational teams in the field checking and clearing blockages on watercourses. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 11 Oct 2017 12:36
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Over the last 12 hours we have seen heavy and persistent rainfall throughout Cumbria. This has meant that river and lake levels are now rising. The rainfall is forecast to continue through today (Wednesday 11th October 2017) into the early afternoon. This Flood Alert remains in force as river and lake levels continue to rise and levels suggest that there may be localised flooding to low lying land and roads. We are constantly monitoring river and lake levels and have Environment Agency operational teams in the field checking and clearing blockages on watercourses. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 10 Oct 2017 16:17
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Heavy and persistent rainfall is forecast to arrive in Cumbria just before midnight, and is due to continue through Wednesday before clearing by mid-afternoon. Potentially significant rainfall accumulations are possible over high ground, which will be accompanied by strong winds. River and lake levels are expected to rise from early Wednesday morning and through Wednesday daytime as a result of the forecast rainfall, which could result in localised flooding of low lying land and roads. Given the time of year and the strong winds forecast, the risk of blockages on watercourses and drainage systems from falling leaf litter and branches is increased. Environment Agency operational teams have been clearing blockages on watercourses in preparation throughout Tuesday. Environment Agency duty officers are monitoring rainfall, river and lake levels closely. We will update this message with updated forecast information in due course.


Flood Alert issued on 12 Sep 2017 15:04
Rivers Cocker Marron and Derwent
Persistent, heavy rainfall is forecast this evening Tuesday 12th September and will continue overnight into Wednesday morning. Rivers and lakes will react to the rain and are forecast to rise throughout the night. River levels will be at their highest between 03:00 and 06:00 on Wednesday morning. Remain safe, monitor your local weather conditions and be aware of your local surroundings. We will be closely monitoring the situation throughout and this message will be updated as the situation changes.