Flood Warning Info - River Derwent at Churchtown and Northwood

Area Description

River Derwent at Churchtown and Northwood.
This is a Flood Warning Area. For this area, you may receive Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings.
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There are no Flood Warnings currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Warning

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Flood Warning History

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

  • We have only been collating detailed flood messages since May 2017.
  • Each Flood Warning may have multiple updates. The messages listed below may therefore be greater than the number of alerts detailed in the Flood Warning table above.

Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 08:39
River Derwent
River levels have risen at the Matlock river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected to continue. Areas most at risk are Northwood, and Churchtown, including Rectory Farm, and Hope Cottage. No further significant rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to rise until mid-afternoon on 08/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area and liaising with emergency services. Please move family, pets and cars to safety and avoid contact with flood water. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 01:48
River Derwent
River levels have risen at the Matlock river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is imminent. Areas most at risk are Northwood, and Churchtown, including Rectory Farm, and Hope Cottage. Peak levels are likely to be similar to those in 2007. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 3 hours. We expect river levels to continue to slowly rise until around 8am this morning (08/11/19). We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses in the area. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and activate any property flood protection products you may have, such as flood barriers and air brick covers. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 7 Nov 2019 16:53
River Derwent
River levels are forecast to rise at the Chatsworth river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property/roads and farmland is expected after 18:00 today, 07/11/2019. Areas most at risk are Northwood, and Churchtown, including Rectory Farm, and Hope Cottage. We expect river levels to continue to rise overnight into Friday, 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.