River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard


Current River Level: 0.9m, falling

Above normal for this location

Current level recorded at 1:15am, Thursday 21st October BST
(12:15am, Thursday 21st October GMT)

Change from previous measurement: -0.010m
(recorded at 12:45am, Thursday 21st October BST)

The usual range of the River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard is between 0.06m and 0.33m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard over the past 12 months has been between -0.02m and 1.09m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard is 1.68m, reached on Friday 7th February 2014 at 3:00pm.

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: Leighton Buzzard
  • Watercourse: River Ouzel
  • Nearest Town/Village: Leighton-Linslade
  • Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire
  • Ceremonial County: Bedfordshire
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E21187
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E21187-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Ouzel and Milton Keynes
  • Catchment Area: Upper and Bedford Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Great Ouse
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 80.9m AOD

Nearby Monitoring Locations

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River Ouzel Map
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Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard, Stoke Hammond and Great Brickhill
Globe Lane in Leighton Buzzard, Stapleford Mill, Bragenham Side in Stoke Hammond and Mill Lane in Great Brickhill

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouzel in Central Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes
River Ouzel from Leighton Buzzard to Willen, including Clipstone Brook and Water Eaton Brook

No current or recent warnings.

Low lying areas close to Clipstone Brook at Leighton Buzzard
Aries Court, North Star Drive, Carina Drive, Hockcliffe Road, Capshill Avenue, Waterdell, South Street, Lovent Drive, Steppingstone Place, Billington Road and Grovebury Road in Leighton Buzzard

No current or recent warnings.

Wider area at risk from Clipstone Brook at Leighton Buzzard
Hydrus Drive, Phoenix Close, Columba Drive, Willow Bank Walk, Omega Court, Nebular Court, Brookside Walk, Brook Street, Capshill Avenue, Waterdell, Woodman Close, Stepping Stone Place, Linwood Grove, Billington Road and Lindler Court in Leighton Buzz

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard
areas around Camberton Road, Mardle Road and Mentmore Gardens

No current or recent warnings.

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Past Week

Long Term

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