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Identifying main river flood risk

Main rivers are defined by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as the larger streams and rivers. 

Main rivers in Derbyshire

Main rivers in Derbyshire are highlighted in the key on the Environment Agency flood maps.

These lists of main rivers in Derbyshire are not exhaustive and you should check the maps to confirm the status of a watercourse not listed on this page.

Amber Valley

  • River Erewash
  • River Derwent
  • River Amber
  • River Ecclesbourne
  • Alfreton Brook
  • Bottle Brook

Bolsover

  • River Meden
  • River Erewash
  • River Doe Lea
  • River Drone
  • Alfreton Whitting

Derby city

  • River Derwent
  • Cuttle Brook
  • Hell Brook
  • Chaddesten Brook
  • Lees Brook
  • Meadow Drain
  • Osmaston Drain
  • Main Drain

Derbyshire Dales

  • River Derwent
  • River Wye
  • River Dove
  • Henmore Brook (Ashbourne)
  • Bar Brook (Baslow)
  • Bentley Brook (Tansley/Ashbourne)
  • Sutton Brook (Longford)
  • Cubley Brook (Boylestone)

Erewash

  • River Erewash
  • River Derwent
  • River Trent
  • Bottle Brook
  • Ock Brook

High Peak

  • 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

  • River Amber
  • River Rother
  • River Drone
  • River Doe Lea
  • Normanton Brook
  • Alfreton Brook

South Derbyshire

  • 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

We have no powers around any flooding from these rivers or streams that you may have been affected by. Flood risk on these rivers is the responsibility of the Environment Agency.

You can find more information by contacting the Environment Agency, call its Floodline on 0845 988 1188.