River Gaunless at Lowlands

Current River Level: 0.548m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 1:30am, Thursday 23rd March GMT

Change from previous measurement: -0.003m


The normal level of the River Gaunless at Lowlands in average weather conditions is between 0.08m and 0.16m. It has been between these levels for at least 272 days in the past year.

The usual range of the River Gaunless at Lowlands in more extreme weather conditions is between 0.05m and 0.65m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The most recent high is 1.12m, reached on Tuesday 25th September 2012 at 7:15am.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Gaunless at Lowlands is 1.56m, recorded on Friday 20th August 2004 at 1:45am.

  • Monitoring Station: Lowlands
  • Watercourse: River Gaunless
  • Catchment Area: Wear
  • Region: North East
  • Nearest Town/Village: Cockfield
  • Local Authority: Durham County Council
  • County: County Durham

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Other monitoring locations on the River Gaunless

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Gaunless at Ramshaw Mill

No current or recent warnings.

River Gaunless
Flood Alert

Throughout Wednesday we have seen heavy rainfall in the River Gaunless Area. This has meant that the River Gaunless is now rising. Currently the main area of concern is the River Gaunless and its tributaries where river levels suggest there may be flooding to low lying land and roads. More heavy showers are expected into the night, clearing in the early morning. However the situation is very changeable and difficult to predict. We expect the river to remain high and possibly rise further, though at this stage no property flooding is forecast. Low lying land and roads may be affected. At the moment, we do not expect to issue any Flood Warnings for this area. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have workers in the field to relay information, clear blockages and operate defences if required. This message will be updated by 10 am on Thursday 23/03/17 or earlier if the situation changes. River levels on the Gaunless can be viewed on our website.

River Gaunless at West Auckland

No current or recent warnings.

River Gaunless at Upper West Auckland

No current or recent warnings.

Past Week

Long Term

Darker blue shaded areas on long term data indicate maximum and minimum levels for the date (you may need to zoom in closer to see them).

Long term data may have gaps where the API data was not available.

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