CUMBRIA currently has 14 flood alerts in place and two flood warnings after hours of heavy rain, says the Environment Agency.

The warnings – which means that flood is expected – are in place for Keswick Campsite and the River Eden in Carlisle, including at Rickerby Park and the Swifts and Stoneyholme golf courses. The River Eden’s level is expected to remain high until tomorrow.

The current flood alerts, defined as situations where flooding is possible, are for the following rivers:

* Lower River Eden

* River Eden

* Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster

* Rivers Caldew and Petteril

* Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent

* Rivers Lowther and Eamont

* River Aire

* Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

* Upper River Eden

* Upper River Ribble, Hodder

* Upper River Swale

* Upper River Ure

* River Wharfe

* River Wyre, Brock

Water levels for the Middle River Eden catchment are expected to remain high into this evening and overnight and there will continue to be a risk of flooding on low lying land and roads in the Langwathby, Skirwith, Melmerby, Lazonby, Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Brocklewath, Wetheral and Warwick Bridge areas.

The Environment Agency says also that there is a remaining risk of flooding to low lying land and roads in the Buttermere, Lorton Valley, Cockermouth, Branthwaite, Bridgefoot, Camerton, Barepot and Workington areas.

Meanwhile, at Keswick Campsite, the area remains affected by the heavy rainfall in recent hours.

The level of Derwent Water has peaked but is expected to remain at this high level before it starts to fall. Further heavy showers are forecast for this evening meaning that the lake level is expected to rise again

Current indications are that the level will rise to around 2.3m in the early hours of Tuesday. Flooding is expected to continue to affect low lying areas bordering the shores of Derwent Water and the frontage of the Keswick Camping and Caravan Club Site.

The Environment Agency this afternoon confirmed that 20 flood warnings and alerts which were in place during the previous 24 hours have now all been lifted. These included the River Eden at Appleby and the River Greta at Keswick.