After all the rains it was only to be expected that at some point the River Derwent would overflow. Overnight, the waters crept over the river bank and started to engulf one of our local parks.
The Children’s Play area is definitely not to be used today.
The Park and the fields on the opposite bank have always been part of the Derwents flood plain…so I guess they are now doing exactly what they should. Slowly but surely as the morning went along those waters were still rising…. and there are more waters heading our way from higher in the Peak District.
I wonder just how much further the floods will encroach on the Park by tomorrow
I guess we have been lucky in this corner of the middle England. There are places not that far from here that have suffered far worse than just a flooded park. I can’t think of many things worse than having your home inundated by muddy flood waters.
Please Remember ….
Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other
(C) David Oakes 2021