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River Ouse at Cawood

Current River Level

1.370m

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

Within the usual range for this location

Falling, -0.060 from previous measurement at 1:15am, Tuesday 21st May BST

Short-term forecast: rising, peak of 3.630m expected at 8:30am, Wednesday 22nd May


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

Tidal River Ouse from Naburn Lock to Selby

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Ouse at Cawood

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at Kelfield

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at Acaster Selby

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at Riccall

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: Cawood
  • Watercourse: River Ouse
  • Nearest Town/Village: Cawood
  • Local Authority: Selby
  • Ceremonial County: North Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 53°50'1"N 1°7'42"W (53.833727,-1.12853)
  • OS Grid: SE574378 (457450,437850)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR NSK3.GG
  • Mapcode (Global): WHDBJ.MWTW
  • Open Location Code: 9C5WRVMC+FH
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO93ku40
  • Environment Agency Location ID: L2403
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: L2403-level-stage-i-15_min-mAOD
  • River Levels Online ID: 8044
  • Water Information System ID: L2403
  • Operational Area: Lower Ouse Yorkshire
  • Catchment Area: Wharfe and Lower 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 Cawood is between 0.84m and 6.10m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Ouse at Cawood over the past 12 months has been between 0.60m and 7.46m. 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 Cawood is 7.92m, reached on Friday 3rd November 2000 at 11:00pm.

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.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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