The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the River Eden and River Caldew near Carlisle.
Warnings are also in place for the River Cocker at both Cockermouth and Southwaite Bridge.
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The 12.5 hour walkout by 63 GMB members got under way at 6am this morning and will continue until 6.30pm this evening.
37-year-old Graeme Haddon pleaded guilty to the offence which happened in his home village of Lamancha near West Linton at the weekend.