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River Birket at Fornalls Bridge

Current River Level

0.430m

At 10:00am, Monday 30th January GMT

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 9:45am, Monday 30th January GMT

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Irish Sea and Mersey estuary from the Head of the Wirral to Runcorn

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Birket at Meols

No current or recent warnings.

Coastline at the Head of the Wirral

No current or recent warnings.

Arrowe Brook at Moreton West

No current or recent warnings.

Wirral catchment with Heswall, Ellesmere Port, Bebington, Hoylake and Wallasey

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: Fornalls Bridge
  • Watercourse: River Birket
  • Nearest Town/Village: Hoylake
  • Local Authority: Wirral
  • Ceremonial County: Merseyside
  • Coordinates: 53°23'48"N 3°9'5"W (53.396899,-3.151606)
  • OS Grid: SJ235895 (323522,389516)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR 6YF5.H0
  • Mapcode (Global): WH760.KWG7
  • Open Location Code: 9C5R9RWX+Q9
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO83kj15
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 685520
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 685520-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Wirral
  • Catchment Area: Lower Mersey
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Cheshire Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: North West
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 2.76m 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 Birket at Fornalls Bridge is between 0.02m and 2.14m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Birket at Fornalls Bridge over the past 12 months has been between 0.09m and 0.96m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Birket at Fornalls Bridge is 1.39m, reached on Wednesday 26th September 2012 at 1:00am.

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.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Other monitoring locations on the River Birket

River Birket Map
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