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

Area Description

River Derwent at Whatstandwell inc Cromford and Lea Wood.
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 08:07
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."