Note - Home centre built over flood channel.
Flood bank / footpath blocking flood channel.
Old weir and bend in river restricting flow.
Water levels raised in town.
Bank encroachment and gravel opposite the castle is causing the flood to come down the north side of town, bypassing Gote Bridge and flooding the Gote Road area.

Courtesy of British Geological Survey P711417

Cocker cannot run into Derwent because of raised levels.

River restricted forcing water down wrong side of valley

Restriction in width and staightness - flow not enough

Home Centre probably built over flood channel

River coming over flood bank. This would raise the levels in town.

Very old river course, now flood channel, blocked by works.