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River Stour at Blandford

Current River Level


At 9:15am, Tuesday 23rd July BST
(8:15am, Tuesday 23rd July GMT)

Below normal for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 9:00am, Tuesday 23rd July BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Middle Stour from Hammoon to Sturminster Marshall

No current or recent warnings.

Middle Stour and tributaries

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding in the West of Dorset

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Middle Stour at Blandford

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding for the Pimperne Brook

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: Blandford
  • Watercourse: River Stour, Dorset
  • Nearest Town/Village: Blandford St Mary
  • Local Authority: North Dorset
  • Ceremonial County: Dorset
  • Coordinates: 50°51'11"N 2°10'1"W (50.853069,-2.167089)
  • OS Grid: ST883059 (388334,105964)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR 1ZG.JWP
  • Mapcode (Global): FRA 66BV.CJP
  • Open Location Code: 9C2VVR3M+65
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO80vu94
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 43210
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 43210-level-stage-i-15_min-mASD
  • River Levels Online ID: 3305
  • Water Information System ID: F433400_FW
  • Operational Area: Dorset Stour
  • Catchment Area: Dorset
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Avon and Stour
  • Environment Agency Region: South West
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 31.3m 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 Stour at Blandford is between 0.39m and 1.10m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Stour at Blandford over the past 12 months has been between 0.10m and 0.85m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Stour at Blandford is 2.78m, reached on Tuesday 24th December 2013 at 1:00pm.

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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