River Irwell at Manchester Racecourse


Current River Level: 0.994m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 3:00pm, Wednesday 21st February GMT

Change from previous measurement: -0.010m
(recorded at 4:30am, Wednesday 21st February GMT)

The normal level of the River Irwell at Manchester Racecourse in average weather conditions is between -0.81m and 3.30m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The usual range of the River Irwell at Manchester Racecourse in more extreme weather conditions is between 0.73m and 3.00m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Irwell at Manchester Racecourse is 5.67m, reached on Saturday 26th December 2015 at 4:45pm.

  • Monitoring Station: Manchester Racecourse
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 690510
  • Watercourse: River Irwell
  • Catchment Area: Northern Manchester
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Mersey and Irwell
  • Environment Agency Region: North West
  • Nearest Town/Village: Broughton
  • Local Authority: Salford
  • Ceremonial County: Greater Manchester

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Irwell at Salford
Areas at risk include properties in the Lower Kersal, Lower Broughton, Charlestown and Wallness neighbourhoods including the University area to Adelphi St and Trinity Way up to the junction of the A6041

No current or recent warnings.

Lower River Irwell catchment including areas in Greater Manchester
The Lower River Irwell catchment also includes the Rivers Irk and Medlock, Wince and Worsley Brooks and their tributaries.

No current or recent warnings.

River Irwell at Salford from Victoria Station to Regent Bridge
Areas at risk Include properties adjacent to the River Irwell between Victoria Station and Regent Bridge, including Chapel Street, Booth Street, Clowes Street, Browncross Street, Stanley Street and Granada Studios.

No current or recent warnings.

River Irk at Cheetham Hill
Areas at risk include properties adjacent to the river Irk from Cheetham Hill Junction to Victoria Station. This includes Collyhurst Road, Roger Street and Scotland Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

River Irk at Vale Park Industrial Estate
Areas at risk include some properties on Waterloo Street, Hazelbottom Road, Stoneyholme Avenue, Vale Park industrial Estate, Hendham Vale industrial park and some property on Hendham Vale.

No current or recent warnings.

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