Floods hit Milford again

Floods hit Milford again

For the third time in 4 years, on 21st October 2023 the Derwent burst its banks in Milford, after 33 hours and 5.4″ (137 mm) rain. In comparison to the previous recent floods (November 2019 and February 2022) the flood levels were not quite as high – this time Duffield and Belper suffered more – but the A6 between Moscow Farm and Milford was closed by floodwater for some time and there was disruption and despair for many.

A6 closed by floods between Milford and Moscow Farm

Floods at Mart’s Meadow allotments

River Derwent looking south from A6 bridge in Milford

The weir in Hopping Mill Meadow

Submerged benches on riverside path in Hopping Mill Meadow

Submerged Community Orchard, Hopping Mill Meadow

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