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Bessy Brook Monitoring Station

Current River Level


At 3:30pm, Monday 4th March GMT

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 3:15pm, Monday 4th March GMT

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Upper River Irwell catchment with Oldham, Bolton, Rochdale, Haslingden, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Bessy Brook at Lostock

No current or recent warnings.

Pearl Brook at Horwich, Bridge Street, Lee Lane, Winter Hey Lane and Greenstone Avenue areas

No current or recent warnings.

Pearl Brook at Horwich, area close to the river from Church Street to the M61

No current or recent warnings.

Lee's Bridge at Astley Bridge Central

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: Bessy Brook
  • Watercourse:
  • Nearest Town/Village:
  • Local Authority: Bolton
  • Ceremonial County: Greater Manchester
  • Coordinates: 53°34'28"N 2°29'47"W (53.574576,-2.496407)
  • OS Grid: SD6722608780 (367226,408780)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR CW03.BB
  • Mapcode (Global): WH97T.MFF0
  • Open Location Code: 9C5VHGF3+RC
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO83sn07
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 690420
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 690420-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Croal Irwell
  • Catchment Area: Irwell
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Mersey and Irwell
  • Environment Agency Region: North West

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 Bessy Brook Monitoring Station is between -0.01m and 0.40m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Bessy Brook Monitoring Station over the past 12 months has been between 0.02m and 0.27m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitored rivers nearby

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