River Height

UWRC river monitoring service



River height

At 2020-02-27 16:00:02 the river was at 5.731m and in the last hour was falling by 0.004m/hour

Buildwas is now at 5.952m and Welsh Bridge is at 3.835m.

Flood alert information

River levels remain high but steady at Bewdley and are rising slowly at Worcester, Diglis, Kempsey & Saxons Lode. Flooding is affecting low lying land & roads adjacent to the river from Highley to Tewkesbury. Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton, South Quay, Diglis Parade & Hylton Road towpath may be affected. Flooding is also affecting Worcester racecourse & the County cricket ground. Bewdley peaked Wednesday afternoon at 5.48m, which is slightly higher than last week. Other predicted peaks: Kempsey 7.2 to 7.25m on Thursday morning; Diglis 5.05 to 5.15m on Thursday morning; Worcester 5.75 to 5.85m on Thursday morning; Saxons Lode 5.35 to 5.45m on Thursday morning. The forecast is unsettled for the next few days, and we expect river levels to remain high. We are closely monitoring the situation & checking defences. This message will be updated by 5pm on Thursday, 27/02/20, or as the situation changes.

This service uses Environment Agency flood and river level data from the real-time data API (Beta). The site updates every 15 minutes.


This service will email you at the following river heights on the Barbourne gauge:

  • 1.4m
  • 2.0m
  • 3.0m
  • 4.0m
  • 4.5m

The service will only email you once as the river passes this level. It will not notify you of the height again until the river has been back below that height.