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River Swale at Richmond Lownthwaite Bridge

Current River Level


At 8:30pm, Friday 29th September BST
(7:30pm, Friday 29th September GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 8:15pm, Friday 29th September BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

River Swale Caravan Parks at Richmond and properties at Lownthwaite Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

Upper River Swale

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Swale at Richmond and Easby

No current or recent warnings.

Gilling Beck at Gilling West

No current or recent warnings.

River Swale at Brompton-on-Swale caravan park and Brompton Lakes

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: Richmond Lownthwaite Bridge
  • Watercourse: River Swale
  • Nearest Town/Village: Hudswell
  • Local Authority: Richmondshire
  • Ceremonial County: North Yorkshire
  • Coordinates: 54°24'4"N 1°46'35"W (54.401122,-1.776606)
  • OS Grid: NZ146006 (414600,500653)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR JK1K.52
  • Mapcode (Global): WHC6C.PM6W
  • Open Location Code: 9C6WC62F+C9
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO94cj66
  • Environment Agency Location ID: L2307
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: L2307-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Middle Swale
  • Catchment Area: Swale, Ure, Nidd and Upper Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Ouse (Yorkshire)
  • Environment Agency Region: North East
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 107.6m 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 Swale at Richmond Lownthwaite Bridge is between 0.00m and 3.00m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Swale at Richmond Lownthwaite Bridge over the past 12 months has been between -0.07m and 1.82m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Swale at Richmond Lownthwaite Bridge is 4.19m, reached on Tuesday 31st January 1995 at 5:45pm.

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

Monitoring locations on nearby rivers

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