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River Foss at York Foss Barrier

Current River Level

7.580m

At 5:30am, Sunday 5th February GMT

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 6:15pm, Saturday 4th February GMT


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

Arkle Beck at Reeth and Low Fremington

No current or recent warnings.

River Foss catchment

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Ouse at York - River Street

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - Peckitt Street

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - Skeldergate and Tower Street

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: York Foss Barrier
  • Watercourse: River Foss
  • Nearest Town/Village: York Castle Mills Sluices
  • Local Authority: City of York
  • Ceremonial County: North Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 53°57'16"N 1°4'39"W (53.954489,-1.077675)
  • OS Grid: SE6062251328 (460622,451328)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR NQXQ.H5
  • Mapcode (Global): WHFC3.FV1S
  • Open Location Code: 9C5WXW3C+QW
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO93lw09
  • Environment Agency Location ID: L2471
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: L2471-level-stage-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Foss
  • 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 Foss at York Foss Barrier is between 7.51m and 7.80m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Foss at York Foss Barrier over the past 12 months has been between 7.47m and 7.63m. It has been between these levels for at least 188 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Foss at York Foss Barrier is 9.28m, reached on Saturday 26th 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.

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