River Darwen at Blue Bridge


Current River Level: 0.201m, rising

Below normal for this location

Current level recorded at 4:00pm, Sunday 26th September BST
(3:00pm, Sunday 26th September GMT)

Change from previous measurement: 0.014m
(recorded at 5:30am, Sunday 26th September BST)

The usual range of the River Darwen at Blue Bridge is between 0.27m and 2.43m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Darwen at Blue Bridge over the past 12 months has been between 0.18m and 0.67m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Darwen at Blue Bridge is 3.31m, reached on Friday 22nd June 2012 at 10:45pm.

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.

  • Monitoring Station: Blue Bridge
  • Watercourse: River Darwen
  • Nearest Town/Village: Walton-Le-Dale
  • Local Authority: South Ribble
  • Ceremonial County: Lancashire
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 713122
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 713122-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Darwen
  • Catchment Area: Ribble
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Ribble
  • Environment Agency Region: North West

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Other monitoring locations on the River Darwen
River Darwen Map
Taming the Flood by Jeremy Purseglove

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Lower River Ribble and Darwen
River Ribble from Samlesbury and the River Darwen from Darwen including Blackburn, Preston, Walton-Le-Dale, Pleasington and Higher Walton

No current or recent warnings.

River Darwen at Higher Walton, around Higher Walton Rd, Darwen St and Higher Walton Mills
Properties on Higher Walton Road backing onto the River Darwen, businesses and properties close to Cann Bridge in Darwen Street, and businesses based in Higher Walton Mills

No current or recent warnings.

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale, comprising areas around Frenchwood and Capitol Centre
Includes Ribble Side Farm, Watery Lane, Factory Lane and Ashworth Grove, Walton Green, Beechwood Avenue, Heaton Close, and Chorley Road and Drakes Hollow

No current or recent warnings.

River Ribble at Walton-le-Dale, area from Fishwick Bottoms to Railway Bridge
Properties on the South bank of the Ribble between the Darwen Confluence and the Railway Bridge and on the North bank upstream of Walton Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

River Darwen at Higher Walton, between Higher Walton Road and the foundry on Kittlingbourne Brow
Properties in Higher Walton along Cann Bridge Street, Shop Lane, and the Bannister Hall Lane area, as well as the foundry on Killingborne Brow

No current or recent warnings.

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Past Week

Long Term

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