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

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The Environment Agency say that river levels have risen at the Egremont river gauge. A spokesperson said:

"Flooding is expected to affect 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.

"The river level has responded to heavy rain overnight and this morning, 27/07/2020. The heaviest of the rain has now passed, and only light showers forecast this afternoon.

"We expect the level to peak at the Egremont gauge at 1.6m in the next 2 hours, and then to begin falling by mid-afternoon. We are closely monitoring the situation."

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