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Environment Agency issues flood alerts for Cumbrian rivers
5:36pm Friday 22nd June 2012 in News
THE Environment Agency has warned of a risk of surface water and river flooding in Cumbria if the heavy rain continues.
Flood alerts have been issued for the following rivers in the county and North Lancashire.
• Rivers Esk and Irthing.
• River Eden and tributaries from Temple Sowerby to the confluence with the River Irthing at Warwick Bridge including Langwathby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Wetheral and Warwick on Eden.
• Lower River Eden (from its confluence with the River Irthing through Crosby-on-Eden and Carlisle to the Solway Firth at Rockcliffe.
• Rivers Caldew and Petteril (from the Lakeland fells to their confluences with the Eden in Carlisle including Greystoke, Newton Reigny, Plumpton, Stockdalewath, Sebergham and Dentonholme in Carlisle) • Upper River Eden • Rivers Eamont and Lowther • Rivers Kent and Bela • Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster.
• Rivers Duddon, Crake and Millbeck.
• Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water (Cumbria) • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwen affected are around Farnworth, Whitefield, Little Lever, Radcliffe, Bury, Heywood, Whitworth and Bacup) • Rivers Wampool and Ellen • Rivers Ehan, Clader, Irt and Esk • Rivers Greta, St John’s Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake (Cumbria) * River Wenning at High Bentham The Environment Agency is urging people to remain vigilant and prepared for flooding. Local communities should check the Environment Agency website (http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx) for the latest updates and flood warnings for rivers. It also advised people not to drive through floodwater.
The Environment Agency updates its flood guidance every 15 minutes on its website at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx and you can follow the Environment Agency on Twitter at @EnvAgencyNW using the hashtags #NWflood and #floodaware