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River Alt at Kirkby

Current River Level


At 12:00am, Monday 20th May BST
(11:00pm, Sunday 19th May GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 11:45pm, Sunday 19th May BST

Latest Flow

0.71 m3/s

(Daily Average)

Recorded on Friday 17th May

Normal flow volume

Decrease, -0.14 from previous recording on Thursday 16th May

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

River Alt, Formby to Huyton

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Fouracres and The Crescent at Maghull

No current or recent warnings.

Tue Brook at Clubmoor

No current or recent warnings.

Whinney Brook and Dovers Brook at Maghull, around Sefton Lane and the Waste Transfer Station

No current or recent warnings.

Whinney Brook and Dovers Brook at Maghull, beside Hall Lane, Fouracres and Sefton Lane

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

Long Term Level Chart

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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Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Kirkby
  • Watercourse: River Alt
  • Nearest Town/Village: Aintree
  • Local Authority: Knowsley
  • Ceremonial County: Merseyside
  • Coordinates: 53°28'41"N 2°55'5"W (53.47815,-2.918171)
  • OS Grid: SJ391983 (339160,398330)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR 8X26.0X
  • Mapcode (Global): WH86W.4TNY
  • Open Location Code: 9C5VF3HJ+7P
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO83ml94
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 694744
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 694744-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 5078
  • Water Information System ID: 694744
  • Operational Area: Alt
  • Catchment Area: Alt and Crossens
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Mersey and Irwell
  • Environment Agency Region: North West
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 8.86m AOD

Please note: Geographic coordinates may reflect the access point for the gauge, and not the precise location in the watercourse that it is taking readings from.

The usual range of the River Alt at Kirkby is between 0.21m and 1.30m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Alt at Kirkby over the past 12 months has been between 0.19m and 0.83m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Alt at Kirkby is 2.22m, reached on Tuesday 10th August 2004 at 12:30pm.

Note that this data may not take account of recent measurements, as we wait until a level has been verified by the Environment Agency before adding it to our records.

View the catchment for River Alt at Kirkby.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitoring stations on the River Alt

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