Bedford GS Monitoring Station


Current River Level: 24.874m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 5:45am, Friday 20th May BST
(4:45am, Friday 20th May GMT)

Change from previous measurement: -0.001m
(recorded at 5:30am, Friday 20th May BST)

Important! The levels for this location are measured relative to sea level, not relative to the riverbed. The levels shown here do not, therefore, necessarily represent the actual depth of the water.

The usual range of the Bedford GS Monitoring Station is between 24.82m and 25.16m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Bedford GS Monitoring Station over the past 12 months has been between 24.78m and 24.95m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

  • Monitoring Station: Bedford GS
  • Watercourse:
  • Nearest Town/Village:
  • Local Authority: Bedford
  • Ceremonial County: Bedfordshire
  • Coordinates: 52°8'3"N 0°27'44"W (52.134213,-0.462378)
  • OS Grid: TL0533949550 (505339,249550)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR G25.3XC
  • Mapcode (Global): VHFQ7.XMX8
  • Open Location Code: 9C4X4GMQ+M2
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO92sd42
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E22596
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E22596-level-stage-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Bedford Great Ouse
  • Catchment Area: Upper and Bedford Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Great Ouse
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitored rivers nearby
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Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Wider area at risk from the River Great Ouse at Bedford
Riverside Close, Ford End Road, Cauldwell Walk, Commercial Road, Horne Lane, River Street, Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Cardington Road, Kingsway, Nicholls Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close, Bury Walk and Goldington Road in Bedfo

No current or recent warnings.

Low lying areas close to the River Great Ouse at Bedford
Marina Court, the brewery on Havelock Street, Duckmill Lane, Longholme Boating Lake, Priory Marina, the hotel on Cardington Road and Castle Mill in Bedford

No current or recent warnings.

Wider area at risk from the River Great Ouse at Kempston
Kempston Church End, Church Walk, King William Road, High Street, Riverview Way, Meadowview Road, Sanders Close, Molly Moore Avenue, Denton Close, Earls Holme, Odell Close and Garyn Lane in Kempston, and Woodstock Road and Paddlers Court in Bedford

No current or recent warnings.

Low lying areas close to the River Great Ouse at Kempston
Church Walk, Water Lane, Mill Lane, High Street, King William Close and Hillgrounds Road in Kempston

No current or recent warnings.

River Great Ouse at Oakley and Clapham
College Farm at Oakley, and Folly Park, High Street, The Close, The Warren, Preservine Walk, Ursula Taylor Walk and Bedford Road in Clapham

No current or recent warnings.

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