Flood Alert Info - Upper River Rother catchment

Area Description

River Rother from Chesterfield to Staveley, including the Rivers Hipper, Drone and Whitting.
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.

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

  • 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 16 Feb 2020 06:49
River Rother, River Hipper, River Drone, Whitting
River levels have risen as a result of Storm Dennis. Further rainfall is expected throughout Sunday, 16/02/2020. Based on the current forecast, river levels are expected to peak this morning, 16/02/2020. There are flood warnings in force for central Chesterfield, Tapton and Staveley. The risk of flooding to low-lying land and roads remains, with the area at most risk Parkland at Saint Augustine's. We are closely monitoring the situation and our Leeds incident room remains open. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths and roads near watercourses, and be prepared to act on your flood plan. Please see GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and the Met Office for the latest forecast. This message will be updated at 14:50, 16/02/2020, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 15 Nov 2019 00:28
River Rother, River Hipper, River Drone, Whitting
A band of rain has now moved across South Yorkshire/Derbyshire this evening (14th November) and scattered showers are forecast overnight tonight. The Upper Rother has now peaked but given the wet ground conditions, we expect local rivers to fall slowly into Friday 15th November. The Leeds incident room remains open and we will be closely monitoring the situation and the need to maintain this flood warning. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast. Our staff have deployed pumps, people and equipment. This message will be updated by 08:25 on 15/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 14 Nov 2019 15:26
River Rother, River Hipper, River Drone, Whitting
This Flood Alert has been issued due to the high levels expected on the River Rother later today, 14/11/2019. A band of rain is moving across South Yorkshire/Derbyshire this afternoon into the evening, followed by showers overnight and into tomorrow, 15/11/2019. Given the wet ground conditions, we expect local rivers to respond and rise steadily from late Thursday afternoon onwards, however river levels are not expected to reach heights seen last week 7/11/2019. We currently expect to see peak levels on the River Rother through Chesterfield around 7-8 pm this evening, We are monitoring the situation as our incident room is open 24/7, and are continuing to liaise closely with our partners. See GOV.UK for a 5 day flood forecast and plan journeys to avoid low-lying roads which maybe affected. This message will be updated at 23:30 on 14/11/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 7 Nov 2019 11:37
River Rother, River Hipper, River Drone, Whitting
River levels are rising steadily in response to persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and low-lying land is possible from this morning (7th November) until approximately 09:00 tomorrow, 08/11/19. Areas most at risk are low-lying areas. Flooding of properties is not forecast at this point. Further rainfall is forecast over the next 24 hours. We expect river levels to remain high until 09:00 on 08/11/19. We are closely monitoring the situation and our incident room is open. There is the potential for flood warnings to be issued. The highest river levels are likely to be seen this evening and overnight. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated by 19:35 on 07/11/19, or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 27 Oct 2019 05:13
River Rother, River Hipper, River Drone, Whitting
River levels have peaked throughout the catchment following heavy rainfall and are now falling, and we are not expecting any further significant rainfall. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast in the incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow by 13:00, 27/10/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 20:48
River Rother, River Hipper, River Drone, Whitting
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall. River levels are starting to peak and will continue to fall as currently there is no further rain forecast. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast in the incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated tomorrow by 03:30, 27/10/2019 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 11:48
River Rother, River Hipper, River Drone, Whitting
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is possible today from 11:20, continuing into the early evening, 26/10/19. The area most at risk is Parkland at Saint Augustine's. We expect river levels to peak around 14:00 today, 26/10/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast in the incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated today by 19:30, 26/10/19 or as the situation changes.


Flood Alert issued on 26 Oct 2019 11:27
River Rother, River Hipper, River Drone, Whitting
River levels have risen as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and farmland is possible today from 11:20, continuing into the early evening, 26/12/19. The area most at risk is Parkland at Saint Augustine's. We expect river levels to peak around 14:00 today, 26/12/19. Our incident response staff are closely monitoring the forecast in the incident room. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers, which may be flooded. See the GOV.UK website for a 5 day flood forecast. This message will be updated today by 19:30, 26/12/19 or as the situation changes.