Identifying Main River Flood Risk

Main rivers are loosely defined by DEFRA as the larger streams and rivers. Flood risk on these rivers is the responsibility of the Environment Agency.

You can check if you are at risk from flooding on the Environment Agency website (opens in a new window). Enter your postcode in their flood risk search to check the details for your property.

Main rivers in Derbyshire

Main rivers in Derbyshire are highlighted in the key on the Environment Agency flood maps (opens in a new window), however for a broad overview the following watercourses in Derbyshire are designated as main rivers.

We have no powers regarding any flooding from these rivers or streams that you may have been affected by. You can find information on the Environment Agency website or call their Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

Amber Valley

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the Environment Agency maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed below.

  • River Erewash

  • River Derwent

  • River Amber

  • River Ecclesbourne

  • Alfreton Brook

  • Bottle Brook

Bolsover

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the Environment Agency maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed below.

  • River Meden

  • River Erewash

  • River Doe Lea

  • River Drone

  • River Whitting

Derby city

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the Environment Agency maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed below.

  • River Derwent

  • Cuttle Brook

  • Hell Brook

  • Chaddesten Brook

  • Lees Brook

  • Meadow Drain

  • Osmaston Drain

  • Main Drain

Derbyshire Dales

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the Environment Agency maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed below.

  • River Derwent

  • River Wye

  • River Dove

  • Henmore Brook (Ashbourne)

  • Bar Brook (Baslow)

  • Bentley brook (Tansley/Ashbourne)

  • Sutton Brook (Longford)

  • Cubley Brook (Boylestone)

Erewash

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the Environment Agency maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed below.

  • River Erewash

  • River Derwent

  • River Trent

  • Bottle Brook

  • Ock Brook

High Peak

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the Environment Agency maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed below.

  • River Derwent

  • River Etherow

  • River Wye

  • River Goyt

  • Hollingworth Brook

  • Glossop Brook

  • Hurst Brook

  • Shelf Brook

  • Long Clough Brook

  • Randal Carr Brook

  • Meveril Brook

  • Black Brook

  • Smithy Brook

  • Warm Brook

  • Otter Brook

  • Mill Race

North-East Derbyshire

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the Environment Agency maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed below.

  • River Amber

  • River Rother

  • River Drone

  • River Doe Lea

  • Normanton Brook

  • Alfreton Brook

South Derbyshire

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and you should check the Environment Agency maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed below.

  • River Dove

  • River Trent

  • River Derwent

  • River Mease

  • Egginton Brook

  • Cuttle Brook

  • Milton Brook

  • Twyford Brook

  • Repton Brook

  • Lee Beck

  • Sapperton Brook

  • Barrow Drain

  • Main Drain

  • Osmaston Drain

  • Old Trent Water

  • Etwall Brook

  • Hell Brook

  • Hilton Brook

  • Sutton Brook

  • Longford Brook

  • Foston Brook

  • Hooborough Brook

Information on other websites

Environment Agency website (opens in a new window)

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