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River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard

Current River Level


At 5:15am, Wednesday 22nd March GMT

Within the usual range for this location

Rising, 0.010 from previous measurement at 2:15am, Wednesday 22nd March GMT

Latest Flow

2.95 m3/s

(Daily Average)

Recorded on Sunday 19th March

Above normal flow volume

Increase, 0.90 from previous recording on Saturday 18th March

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard, Stoke Hammond and Great Brickhill

No current or recent warnings.

River Ouzel in Central Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Wider area at risk from Clipstone Brook at Leighton Buzzard

No current or recent warnings.

Low lying areas close to Clipstone Brook at Leighton Buzzard

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

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.

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Location and Technical Data

  • Monitoring Station: Leighton Buzzard
  • Watercourse: River Ouzel
  • Nearest Town/Village: Leighton-Linslade
  • Local Authority: Central Bedfordshire
  • Ceremonial County: Bedfordshire
  • Coordinates: 51°54'27"N 0°40'6"W (51.907687,-0.668546)
  • OS Grid: SP 91690 24077 (491690,224077)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR F38.CT1
  • Mapcode (Global): VHFR9.C9FX
  • Open Location Code: 9C3XW85J+3H
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO91pv97
  • 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

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 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 0.06m and 0.19m. It has been between these levels for at least 152 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Ouzel at Leighton Buzzard is 1.70m, reached on Sunday 4th October 2020 at 8:30pm.

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

Other monitoring locations on the River Ouzel

River Ouzel Map
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