River Lark at Sicklesmere


Current River Level: 0.445m, rising

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 7:45am, Wednesday 20th October BST
(6:45am, Wednesday 20th October GMT)

Change from previous measurement: 0.021m
(recorded at 7:30am, Wednesday 20th October BST)

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

The typical recent level of the River Lark at Sicklesmere over the past 12 months has been between 0.20m and 0.62m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

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

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.

  • Monitoring Station: Sicklesmere
  • Watercourse: River Lark
  • Nearest Town/Village: Great Whelnetham
  • Local Authority: St Edmundsbury
  • Ceremonial County: Suffolk
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E22176
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E22176-level-stage-i-15_min-mASD
  • Operational Area: Lark
  • Catchment Area: Cam and Ely Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Great Ouse
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 37.9m AOD

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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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 at Sicklesmere and 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 at Sicklesmere and 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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Past Week

Long Term

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