Flood Alert Info - Upper Derwent in Derbyshire

Area Description

Upper River Derwent and tributaries from Ladybower Reservoir to the River Wye at Rowsley.
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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There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

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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

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

Flood Alert issued on 23 Feb 2020 09:22
River Derwent
River levels are rising at the Chatsworth river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected from approximately 11:00 today, 23/02/2020. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Bamford, Leadmill, Curbar, Grindleford, and Rowsley. Further rainfall is forecast until approximately midday today, 23/02/2020. We expect river levels to remain high until this afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers which may be flooded, and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this afternoon, 23/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 16 Feb 2020 07:37
River Derwent
River levels are forecast to rise at the Chatsworth river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Bamford, Leadmill, Curbar, Grindleford, and Rowsley. The heaviest of the rain has fallen, but further showers are forecast throughout the today, Sunday 16/02/2020. We expect river levels to remain high throughout today and tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses and communities. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this afternoon, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Feb 2020 17:45
River Derwent
River levels are forecast to rise at the Chatsworth river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall associated with Storm Dennis. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible from late tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Bamford, Leadmill, Curbar, Grindleford, and Rowsley. The heaviest of the rain is expected to fall between 21:00 this evening, 15/02/2020, and 06:00 tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020. We expect river levels to remain high throughout tomorrow. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are liaising with emergency services and patrolling watercourses and communities. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow morning, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 9 Nov 2019 02:27
River Derwent
River levels are falling at the Chatsworth river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding is reducing. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Bamford, Leadmill, Curbar, Grindleford, and Rowsley. Further light rainfall is forecast this afternoon, 09/11/2019. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low-lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. This message will be updated later this morning, 09/11/2019, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 8 Nov 2019 11:37
River Derwent
River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Chatsworth river gauge. Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Bamford, Leadmill, Curbar, Grindleford, and Rowsley. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our incident response staff are patrolling watercourses in the area. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and see the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated this evening, 08/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 15:40
River Derwent
River levels have risen at the Chatsworth river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding is imminent. Areas most at risk are low-lying agricultural land and roads including Bamford, Leadmill, Curbar, Grindleford, Rowsley, Darley Dale, Cromford, Matlock, Whatstandwell, and the B5057 between Darley Bridge and Two Dales Road. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 12 hours. We are closely monitoring the situation. This message will be updated in 12 hours or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 30 Mar 2018 19:13
River Derwent
Levels on the Upper River Derwent are expected to rise in response to heavy rainfall, which will continue overnight. As a result, flooding of low lying agricultural land and roads around Bamford, Leadmill, Curbar, Grindleford, and Rowsley is possible starting in the early hours of tomorrow morning. We urge residents to prepare, remain vigilant and avoid walking and driving through flood water. We are closely monitoring the situation. We will endeavour to update this message by Saturday morning or as the situation changes.