Rains swell river Derwent in Belper but no risk of flooding at present

Water levels on the River Derwent have risen significantly due to recent heavy rains.
Water levels on the River Derwent have risen significantly due to recent heavy rains.

River levels on the Derwent in Belper have risen significantly with the heavy rains but no flood warning has yet been issued.

By 3pm on Thursday, the river was at 2.154m and falling. That is within the normal range, but a high of 2.32m was recorded overnight, beyond normal limits.

Flood alerts have been issued in the north-west and south-east of the county relating to the rivers Hoyt, Wye, and Trent.