Derwent Derbyshire Management Catchment
There are 3 operational catchments in this management catchment.
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The catchment of the River Derwent covers an area of 1,197km2, covering much of the county of Derbyshire. The Derbyshire Derwent is a major tributary of the River Trent. Rising on Howden Moor, the Derwent is impounded by three public water supply reservoirs. It flows through a rural landscape towards the urban areas of Matlock and Derby. Other significant towns include Castleton, Buxton, Bakewell, Wirksworth, Alfreton and Belper. There are a number of important tributaries, the largest including the rivers Ashop, Noe, Wye, Amber, Ecclesbourne and the Markeaton Brook.