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Rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk: Flooding is possible - be prepared

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River levels have risen at the Egremont river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible in low lying land and roads in the Harrington, Distington, Whitehaven, Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator Moor, Cleator, Egremont, Beckermet, Braystones, Calder Bridge, Gosforth, Seascale, Wasdale, Holmrook, Eskdale and Bootle areas.

High river levels are possible on the River Wyre, Distington Beck, Pow Beck, River Ehen, River Keekle, Skirting Beck, Whangs Beck, Kirk Beck, Black Beck, River Calder, River Bleng, River Irt, River Mite, River Esk, River Annas and their tributaries.

Further heavy rain is forecast this afternoon, Tuesday 10/12/2019, keeping river and lake levels high.

The Environment Agency are closely monitoring the situation. A spokesperson said: "Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and avoid contact with flood water." 

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