River Calder at Birkwood


Current River Level: 0.695m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 6:15am, Monday 3rd October BST
(5:15am, Monday 3rd October GMT)

Change from previous measurement: -0.043m
(recorded at 7:30pm, Friday 30th September BST)

The usual range of the River Calder at Birkwood is between 0.52m and 1.65m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Calder at Birkwood over the past 12 months has been between 0.05m and 1.64m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Calder at Birkwood is 5.21m, reached on Monday 10th February 2020 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.

  • Monitoring Station: Birkwood
  • Watercourse: River Calder, West Yorkshire
  • Nearest Town/Village: Normanton
  • Local Authority: Wakefield
  • Ceremonial County: West Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 53°42'35"N 1°27'50"W (53.709969,-1.464095)
  • OS Grid: SE3547023862 (435470,423862)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR LT6J.TT
  • Mapcode (Global): WHDC4.H01P
  • Open Location Code: 9C5WPG5P+X9
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO93gr40
  • Environment Agency Location ID: L1303
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: L1303-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Catchment Area: Aire and Calder
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Ouse (Yorkshire)
  • Environment Agency Region: North East
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 12.374m AOD

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