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Water of Leith at Colinton

Current River Level


At 7:00am, Thursday 30th May BST
(6:00am, Thursday 30th May GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 6:45am, Thursday 30th May BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Colinton Mains

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Rivers Esk and Irthing

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River North Tyne

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Cumbrian coastline from Gretna to Silloth, between Longtown and Skinburness

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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: Colinton
  • Watercourse: Water of Leith
  • Nearest Town/Village:
  • Local Authority: City of Edinburgh
  • Ceremonial County: City of Edinburgh
  • Coordinates: 55°54'20"N 3°15'43"W (55.90575791,-3.262141625)
  • OS Grid: NT2119068792 (321190,668792)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR 86Z.QF
  • Mapcode (Global): WH6SR.VTSF
  • Open Location Code: 9C7RWP4Q+84
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO85iv87
  • SEPA Location ID: 14880
  • SEPA Gauge ID: 14880
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Almond Group
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 93.064m 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 Water of Leith at Colinton is between 0.15m and 0.97m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Water of Leith at Colinton over the past 12 months has been between 0.13m and 0.77m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Water of Leith at Colinton is 1.86m, reached on Wednesday 26th April 2000 at 11:45pm.

Note that this data may not take account of recent measurements, as we wait until a level has been verified by SEPA before adding it to our records.

View the catchment for Water of Leith at Colinton.

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