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River Calder at Sowerby Bridge

Current River Level


At 1:30pm, Tuesday 21st May BST
(12:30pm, Tuesday 21st May GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 1:15pm, Tuesday 21st May BST

Short-term forecast: rising, peak of 0.990m expected at 6:30pm, Wednesday 22nd May

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Upper River Calder catchment

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Calder and River Ryburn at Central Sowerby Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

River Calder and River Ryburn at Sowerby Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

River Calder at Brearley and Luddenden Foot

No current or recent warnings.

River Calder at Elland - North Dean Business Park to Park Road

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

Including short term predicted levels (shown as dotted line)

Important! Forecast levels are generated algorithmically by the Environment Agency's computers and may not necessarily be accurate, particularly in times of rapidly changing weather. Please check related flood warning areas for more detailed, professionally assessed predictions.

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.

Download long term data as csv

Note: CSV data will include any outlying values that have been ignored by our graphing system as probably erroneous (eg, because they are ridiculously high compared to the values either side of them). It is your responsibility to filter these out if necessary.

Important! If you are planning to retrieve the csv data automatically, you must read and understand the limitations on the data and its availability.

Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Sowerby Bridge
  • Watercourse: River Calder, West Yorkshire
  • Nearest Town/Village: Sowerby Bridge
  • Local Authority: Calderdale
  • Ceremonial County: West Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 53°42'28"N 1°54'43"W (53.707881,-1.912089)
  • OS Grid: SE059235 (405900,423500)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR HT2K.TK
  • Mapcode (Global): WHB8N.L2P9
  • Open Location Code: 9C5WP35Q+55
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO93bq09
  • Environment Agency Location ID: L1205
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: L1205-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 8191
  • Water Information System ID: L1205
  • Operational Area: Middle Calder
  • Catchment Area: Aire and Calder
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Ouse (Yorkshire)
  • Environment Agency Region: North East
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 74.82m 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 Calder at Sowerby Bridge is between 0.00m and 1.40m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Calder at Sowerby Bridge over the past 12 months has been between -0.01m and 0.45m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Calder at Sowerby Bridge is 3.55m, reached on Saturday 26th December 2015 at 2:45pm.

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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