River Ouse at Foss Barrier


Current River Level: 5.859m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 3:45am, Wednesday 30th November GMT

Change from previous measurement: -0.001m
(recorded at 3:30am, Wednesday 30th November 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.

The usual range of the River Ouse at Foss Barrier is between 5.05m and 7.90m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Ouse at Foss Barrier over the past 12 months has been between 5.06m and 9.38m. 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 Foss Barrier is 10.20m, reached on Saturday 4th November 2000 at 1:15am.

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: Foss Barrier
  • Watercourse: River Ouse
  • Nearest Town/Village: York
  • Local Authority: City of York
  • Ceremonial County: North Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 53°57'8"N 1°4'42"W (53.952302,-1.078455)
  • OS Grid: SE6057451084 (460574,451084)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR NQXQ.9Y
  • Mapcode (Global): WHFC3.DXPG
  • Open Location Code: 9C5WXW2C+WJ
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO93lw08
  • Environment Agency Location ID: L2404
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: L2404-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)

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Ouse at York - River Street
Properties on River Street and on Lower Darnborough Street

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - St George's Field and Queen's Staith
Properties along Queen's Staith, on South Esplanade, Friars Terrace and Tower Place. St George's Field carpark and Rowntree Park

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - riverside properties
Properties on King's Staith in York and riverside areas through York from Lendall Bridge to Millennium Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - Skeldergate and Tower Street
Properties at lower levels on Skeldergate and on Tower Street near Tower Gardens. Properties on Cumberland Street

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouse at York - Peckitt Street
Properties on Peckitt Street and along Clifford Street on the higher ends of Lower Friargate, Cumberland Street and King Street

No current or recent warnings.

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Long Term

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