River Great Ouse at Bedford


Current River Level: 0.313m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 4:00pm, Wednesday 7th December GMT

Change from previous measurement: -0.002m
(recorded at 3:45pm, Wednesday 7th December GMT)

The usual range of the River Great Ouse at Bedford is between 0.25m and 0.52m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Great Ouse at Bedford over the past 12 months has been between 0.24m and 0.33m. It has been between these levels for at least 153 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Great Ouse at Bedford is 1.42m, reached on Saturday 11th April 1998 at 6:00pm.

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: Bedford
  • Watercourse: River Great Ouse
  • Nearest Town/Village: Bedford
  • Local Authority: Bedford
  • Ceremonial County: Bedfordshire
  • Coordinates: 52°8'1"N 0°27'36"W (52.133733,-0.460042)
  • OS Grid: TL 05353 49560 (505500,249500)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR G25.BHC
  • Mapcode (Global): VHFQ7.ZM5N
  • Open Location Code: 9C4X4GMQ+FX
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO92sd42
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E21609
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E21609-level-stage-i-15_min-mASD
  • Operational Area: Bedford Great Ouse
  • Catchment Area: Upper and Bedford Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Great Ouse
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 24.6m AOD

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

Area close to the River Great Ouse at Bedford
Palgrave Road, Cauldwell Street, Holme Street Holt Row, Melbourne Street, Heron Quay, Riverside Square, Kingsway, St John's Street, Rays Close, Duckmill Lane, Chethams, Cardington Road, Kingsbrook Road, Lindisfarne Priory and Castle Mill Cottage

No current or recent warnings.

Wider area at risk from the River Great Ouse at Bedford
Paddlers Court, Woodstock Road, Nelson Street, Cauldwell Walk, Palgrave Road, Sovereigns Quay, Commercial Road, Riverside Square, River Street, Greyfriars, Nicholls Road, Cardington Road, Goodmayes Close, Tennyson Road, Chapel Close and Bury Walk

No current or recent warnings.

Low lying areas close to the River Great Ouse at Bedford
The brewery on Havelock Street, St Paul's Square, Duckmill Lane, Longholme Boating Lake, Priory Marina, the hotel and girls school on Cardington Road and Castle Mill

No current or recent warnings.

Wider area at risk from the River Great Ouse at Kempston
Kempston Church End, Church Walk, King William Road, High Street, Riverview Way, Meadowview Road, Sanders Close, Molly Moore Avenue, Denton Close, Earls Holme, Odell Close and Garyn Lane and Riverside Close

No current or recent warnings.

Low lying areas close to the River Great Ouse at Kempston
Marina Court, Church Walk, Water Lane, Mill Lane, High Street, King William Close and Hillgrounds Road

No current or recent warnings.

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Past Week

Long Term

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