River Levels
River Levels

River Irwell at Irwell Vale

Current River Level


At 2:15am, Sunday 16th June BST
(1:15am, Sunday 16th June GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 2:00am, Sunday 16th June BST

Short-term forecast: rising, peak of 0.790m expected at 12:00am, Monday 17th June

Latest Flow

1.47 m3/s

(Daily Average)

Recorded on Thursday 13th June

Normal flow volume

Increase, 0.12 from previous recording on Wednesday 12th June

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

River Irwell at Irwell Vale

No current or recent warnings.

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

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Ogden at Clarke Bridge and Hollin Bank

No current or recent warnings.

River Irwell at Strongstry and Chatterton

No current or recent warnings.

River Irwell at Rawtenstall

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.

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Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Irwell Vale
  • Watercourse: River Irwell
  • Nearest Town/Village: Edenfield
  • Local Authority: Rossendale
  • Ceremonial County: Lancashire
  • Coordinates: 53°40'38"N 2°19'1"W (53.677382,-2.317104)
  • OS Grid: SD791201 (379150,420150)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR DT8X.4H
  • Mapcode (Global): WH97B.CTVQ
  • Open Location Code: 9C5VMMGM+X5
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO83uq12
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 690140
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 690140-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 5075
  • Water Information System ID: 690140
  • 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: 139.27m 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 Irwell Vale is between 0.24m and 1.60m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Irwell at Irwell Vale over the past 12 months has been between 0.21m and 0.99m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Irwell at Irwell Vale is 3.43m, reached on Saturday 26th December 2015 at 12:30pm.

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 Irwell Vale.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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