Three flood alerts and one warning remain in force after heavy rain in Cumbria.
The Environment Agency has a flood warning – which means flooding is expected and immediate action is required – in place for Keswick Campsite.
It states: “Levels on Derwentwater remain high at the Lodore Gauge as a result of heavy rainfall earlier this week. Further rainfall overnight is keeping the level of Derwentwater up above the flood warning level.
“As a result, we do not expect levels to drop below the flood warning until Sunday. Flooding is expected to continue to affect low-lying areas bordering the shores of Derwentwater and to the frontage of the Keswick Camping and Caravan Club Site.
“We continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths around the edge of Derwentwater and near rivers.
Flood alerts – which mean flooding is possible and be prepared – are also in force for the following areas:
- Lower River Eden – “River levels are continuing to rise at the Linstock river gauge this morning, in response to some persistent heavy rainfall overnight. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is expected.”Flooding is expected to affect low-lying land and roads in the Crosby-on-Eden, Linstock, Carlisle and Rockcliffe areas. High river levels are possible on the River Eden, River Caldew, River Petteril, Durranhill Beck, Brunstock Beck, Gosling Sike, Little Caldew, Parham Beck, Rockcliffe Beck and their tributaries.”River levels will remain high and the River Eden will not peak until later this afternoon but it will remain considerably below flood warning level. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our staff are clearing debris screens. Please avoid contact with floodwater and avoid low-lying roads and footpaths near rivers.”
Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwentwater – “Whilst river levels have started to recede, albeit slowly, the levels on Derwentwater remain high. Consequently, low-lying land adjacent to Derwentwater shoreline areas remain affected by flooding.
“Levels on the River Derwent and Derwentwater are expected to remain high over the next few days as a result of the rainfall earlier this week and from the rainfall which continued to fall overnight.
“We continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low-lying footpaths around the edge of Derwentwater and the River Derwent ”
- Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster – “Whilst river levels are generally receding, levels on Windermere and the River Leven at Newby Bridge remain high as a result of rainfall earlier this week and overnight last night.
“Consequently, some flooding to low-lying land remains around Windermere due to high lake levels and high levels on nearby rivers including the Rivers Rothay, Brathay, Leven, Rusland Pool, Eea, Winster and their tributaries.”Levels on Windermere are expected to begin to recede later today as frontal rain begins to clear through this morning. We continue to closely monitor the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths around the shores of Windermere and near rivers.”