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River Lark at Sicklesmere

Current River Level


At 5:00pm, Tuesday 3rd October BST
(4:00pm, Tuesday 3rd October GMT)

Below normal for this location

Falling, -0.010 from previous measurement at 3:00pm, Tuesday 3rd October BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Groundwater flooding in Bury St Edmunds

No current or recent warnings.

The Rivers Box and Brett

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding in Fornham St Martin

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Lark at Sicklesmere and Bury St Edmunds

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

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.

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Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Sicklesmere
  • Watercourse: River Lark
  • Nearest Town/Village: Great Whelnetham
  • Local Authority: St Edmundsbury
  • Ceremonial County: Suffolk
  • Coordinates: 52°12'46"N 0°44'48"E (52.212963,0.746693)
  • OS Grid: TL 87750 60750 (587750,260750)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR RGR.9KR
  • Mapcode (Global): VHKDB.WMMX
  • Open Location Code: 9F426P7W+5M
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO02if91
  • 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

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 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 0.21m and 0.29m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Lark at Sicklesmere is 1.79m, reached on Thursday 24th December 2020 at 6:45am.

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.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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