River Height

UWRC river monitoring service



River height

At 2020-01-19 06:45:03 the river was at 3.053m and in the last hour was remaining the same.

Buildwas is now at 3.315m and Welsh Bridge is at 2.164m.

Flood alert information

River levels are high but steady at the Diglis (Worcester) river gauge as a result of persistent rainfall. Consequently, flooding of roads and farmland is possible today 18/01/20. Flooding is affecting low lying land and roads adjacent to the river from Highley to Tewkesbury. Locations that may be affected include Stourport, Holt Fleet, Worcester, Kempsey, Severn Stoke, Upton upon Severn, South Quay, Diglis Parade and the Hylton Road towpath. Flooding from drains may also be affecting the racecourse and Worcester County cricket ground. Worcester peaked at 3.88m at 10:15pm 15/01/20, Diglis peaked at 3.58m at 10:15pm 15/01/20, Kempsey Yacht Club peaked at 5.76m at 10pm 15/01/20. We expect river levels to remain high for the next few days. Please plan driving routes to avoid low lying roads near rivers. This message will be updated by 10am on 19/01/20, 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.