Flood Warning Info - River Derwent at Whatstandwell including Cromford and Lea Wood

Area Description

River Derwent at Whatstandwell including Cromford, Lea Wood, Lathkill Lane, Alsop Lane and Lea Lane.
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 21 Feb 2022 07:21
River Derwent
River levels have risen but are steady at the Matlock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are Whatstandwell, including the Derwent Foundry, the Whatstandwell Caravan Site, low lying properties, the A6 at Cromford, and Lea Wood. Further light rainfall is forecast. We expect river levels to remain high until 22/02/2022. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid contact with flood water. Avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated this afternoon at 15:00, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 21 Feb 2022 02:40
River Derwent
River levels have risen but are steady at the Matlock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Areas most at risk are Whatstandwell, including the Derwent Foundry, the Whatstandwell Caravan Site, low lying properties, the A6 at Cromford, and Lea Wood. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next few hours with showers expected overnight. We expect river levels to remain high until 22/02/2022. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety and avoid contact with flood water. Avoid contact with flood water and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated in 8 hours, or as the situation changes.


Flood Warning issued on 20 Feb 2022 18:41
River Derwent
River levels have risen at the Matlock river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of property is expected this evening, 20/02/22. Areas most at risk are Whatstandwell, including the Derwent Foundry, the Whatstandwell Caravan Site, low lying properties, the A6 at Cromford, and Lea Wood. Further rainfall is forecast over the next few hours with showers expected overnight. We expect river levels to remain high until 21/02/2022. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services. Please move possessions and valuables off the ground or 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 21 Jan 2021 00:54
River Derwent
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.


Flood Warning issued on 8 Nov 2019 08:07
River Derwent
"River levels are forecast to rise at the Matlock river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding (of property) is imminent. Areas most at risk are Whatstandwell, including the Derwent Foundry, the Whatstandwell Caravan Site, low lying properties, the A6 at Cromford, and Lea Wood. 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."