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River Ouse at Clifton Ings Outfall

Current River Level


At 4:00am, Wednesday 24th July BST
(3:00am, Wednesday 24th July GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 3:45am, Wednesday 24th July BST

Important! The levels for this location are measured relative to sea level, not relative to the riverbed. The levels shown here do not, therefore, necessarily represent the actual depth of the water.

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Upper River Ouse

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Ouse at York - Leeman Road

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - Clifton

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - Marygate

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - Rawcliffe and York Business Park

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: Clifton Ings Outfall
  • Watercourse: River Ouse
  • Nearest Town/Village: Clifton Ings Outfall
  • Local Authority: City of York
  • Ceremonial County: North Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 53°58'8"N 1°6'23"W (53.969015,-1.106396)
  • OS Grid: SE5871752920 (458717,452920)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR NQQJ.8Z
  • Mapcode (Global): WHD9Y.ZH9M
  • Open Location Code: 9C5WXV9V+JC
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO93kx72
  • Environment Agency Location ID: L2408
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: L2408-level-stage-i-15_min-mAOD
  • River Levels Online ID: 9347
  • Water Information System ID: L2408
  • Operational Area: Upper Ouse Yorkshire
  • Catchment Area: Swale, Ure, Nidd and Upper Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Ouse (Yorkshire)
  • Environment Agency Region: North East
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (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 Ouse at Clifton Ings Outfall is between 5.07m and 11.00m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Ouse at Clifton Ings Outfall over the past 12 months has been between 5.21m and 9.72m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Ouse at Clifton Ings Outfall is 10.69m, reached on Monday 28th December 2015 at 12:00am.

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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