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River Stour at Westmill

Current River Level


At 7:30am, Saturday 22nd June BST
(6:30am, Saturday 22nd June GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 7:30am, Friday 21st June BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

The River Stour from downstream of Kedington to Sudbury

No current or recent warnings.

The upper Stour and surrounding tributaries

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

The upper River Colne and surrounding tributaries, through Great Yeldham to Castle Hedingham

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: Westmill
  • Watercourse: River Stour, Essex
  • Nearest Town/Village: Foxearth
  • Local Authority: Braintree
  • Ceremonial County: Essex
  • Coordinates: 52°5'6"N 0°39'57"E (52.085266,0.665897)
  • OS Grid: TL 82752 46343 (582753,246344)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR QGW.75P
  • Mapcode (Global): VHJHF.HVD9
  • Open Location Code: 9F423MP8+49
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO02hc90
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E22539
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E22539-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 6134
  • Water Information System ID: 036008
  • Operational Area: Stour OC
  • Catchment Area: Combined Essex
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Stour (Essex and Suffolk)
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 33.225m 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 Westmill is between 0.10m and 1.60m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Stour at Westmill over the past 12 months has been between 0.30m and 0.68m. 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 Westmill is 2.04m, reached on Sunday 11th October 1987 at 7:15am.

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.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Other monitoring locations on the River Stour

River Stour Map
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