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River Irwell at Bury Ground

Current River Level


At 10:30pm, Saturday 20th July BST
(9:30pm, Saturday 20th July GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 10:15pm, Saturday 20th July BST

Short-term forecast: falling

Latest Flow

1.56 m3/s

(Daily Average)

Recorded on Thursday 18th July

Normal flow volume

Decrease, -0.07 from previous recording on Wednesday 17th July

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

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

No current or recent warnings.

River Irwell at Bury Ground

No current or recent warnings.

River Irwell at Radcliffe

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Irwell at Radcliffe and Redvales

No current or recent warnings.

River Irwell near Hardy's Gate Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

Including short term predicted levels (shown as dotted line)

Important! Forecast levels are generated algorithmically by the Environment Agency's computers and may not necessarily be accurate, particularly in times of rapidly changing weather. Please check related flood warning areas for more detailed, professionally assessed predictions.

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.

Download long term data as csv

Note: CSV data will include any outlying values that have been ignored by our graphing system as probably erroneous (eg, because they are ridiculously high compared to the values either side of them). It is your responsibility to filter these out if necessary.

Important! If you are planning to retrieve the csv data automatically, you must read and understand the limitations on the data and its availability.

Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Bury Ground
  • Watercourse: River Irwell
  • Nearest Town/Village: Bury
  • Local Authority: Bury
  • Ceremonial County: Greater Manchester
  • Coordinates: 53°35'55"N 2°18'18"W (53.598766,-2.305182)
  • OS Grid: SD799114 (379900,411400)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR DVBT.QN
  • Mapcode (Global): WH97Q.KSHZ
  • Open Location Code: 9C5VHMXV+GW
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO83uo33
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 690160
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 690160-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 5026
  • Water Information System ID: 690160
  • Operational Area: Croal Irwell
  • Catchment Area: Irwell
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Mersey and Irwell
  • Environment Agency Region: North West
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 79.76m 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 Irwell at Bury Ground is between 0.23m and 1.50m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Irwell at Bury Ground over the past 12 months has been between 0.26m and 0.77m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Irwell at Bury Ground is 2.18m, reached on Saturday 26th December 2015 at 1:45pm.

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.

View the catchment for River Irwell at Bury Ground.

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