River Lark at Sicklesmere


Current River Level: 0.237m, steady

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 6:30am, Saturday 15th December GMT

Change from previous measurement: 0.000m
(recorded at 6:30am, Friday 14th December GMT)

The normal level of the River Lark at Sicklesmere in average weather conditions is between 0.20m and 0.59m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The usual range of the River Lark at Sicklesmere in more extreme weather conditions is between 0.23m and 1.30m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The most recent high is 1.66m, reached on Friday 7th February 2014 at 1:15pm.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Lark at Sicklesmere is 1.68m, reached on Sunday 4th February 2001 at 8:30pm.

  • Monitoring Station: Sicklesmere
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E22176
  • Watercourse: River Lark
  • Operational Area: Lark
  • Catchment Area: Cam and Ely Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Great Ouse
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Nearest Town/Village: Great Whelnetham
  • Local Authority: St Edmundsbury
  • Ceremonial County: Suffolk

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Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Rivers Lark and Kennett in Suffolk
River Lark from Fornham St. Martin to Isleham and the River Kennett from Ousden to Freckenham in Suffolk

No current or recent warnings.

River Lark from Sicklesmere to Bury St. Edmunds
area between Sicklesmere and Bury St. Edmunds

No current or recent warnings.

Low lying areas close to the River Lark from Sicklesmere to Bury St. Edmunds
Bury Road and Hawstead Lane in Sicklesmere, Rushbrooke Lane, St Botolph’s Lane, Southgate Street, Sextons Meadow, Rockingham Road, Tannery Drive, Maynewater Lane, Mustow Street, Eastgate Street, Fornham Road and Friary Meadow in Bury St. Edmunds

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding in Bury St Edmunds
Areas of Bury St Edmunds at risk of groundwater flooding including Eastgate Street, Barn Lane and parts of Vinefields

No current or recent warnings.

Wider area at risk from the River Lark in Bury St. Edmunds
Sicklesmere Road, Southgate Street, Baker’s Lane, Raingate Street, Cullum Road, Eastgate Street, Barn Lane, Barwell Road, Boughton Way, Etna Road, Out Northgate, Tayfen Road, Bell Meadow, Thetford Road and Mildenhall Road in Bury St. Edmunds

No current or recent warnings.

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