Many thanks to Tad Bokyo and Executive Cars for for facilitating this camera's location. The River Petteril traverses the county of Cumbria in England. It originates near Penruddock and Motherby, and flows southeast through Greystoke, Blencow, and Newton Reigny before passing beneath the M6 motorway. At this point, the river changes direction and heads north, with the motorway roughly following its course towards Carlisle. Upon reaching Carlisle, the Petteril meanders through the southeast part of the city, dividing the suburbs of Harraby, Upperby, and Botcherby. It runs parallel to the West Coast Main Line for a significant distance before joining the River Eden on its way to the Solway Firth. Notable tributaries of the Petteril include the River North Petteril, Stony Beck, Calthwaite Beck, Blackrack Beck, and Woodside Beck. In 2022, the Petteril gained attention due to a freight train derailment on October 19, near its crossing with the railway in Carlisle, resulting in one cement wagon ending up overturned in the river.The Farson streaming webcam is strategically positioned at Botcherby Bridge on the A69 to monitor the river's water levels and the potential for flooding along Warwick Road and the surrounding residential and commercial areas in Carlisle.Storms Desmond and Eva were infamous and highly destructive weather events in recent years. In December 2015, new rainfall records were established in the Lake District, with Honister Pass recording 341.4mm of rainfall within a 24-hour period. Cumbria experienced a deluge of water that swelled river catchments and directly impacted residents in its path.At the peak of these storms, approximately 45,000 properties were left without electricity, and around 5,200 properties were flooded. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) estimated that the insurance industry incurred a cost of around £520 million, including £2.9 million in emergency payments to assist residents in recovering from the devastation. These figures represent a doubling of the damages caused by previous storms in the same region in 2009.Carlisle was particularly hard-hit, with approximately 2,100 properties affected by flooding. The city is located at the confluence of two rivers, the Eden and the Caldew, which possess highly responsive catchments that receive substantial volumes of surface run-off from the surrounding fells.