River peaks at 4.44m and is now expected to fall

26 Feb 2020 @ 8.08 am
| News

The River Ouse has hit its latest peak – and it came well below the level required to threaten the flood defences.

It reached 4.44m at 6.15pm yesterday (Tuesday, 25 February) and levelled off there.

By 10.45pm it had started to fall and at 7am this morning was down to 4.3m.

Deputy council leader Andy D’Agorne Tweeted: “No significant rain forecast until Friday so we should see a gradual falling river level.”

That is a big relief after the worst-case scenario predicted the Ouse reaching 4.7m last night – within 10cm of overcoming the defences.