Counter Drain at Welches Dam


Current River Level: 0.852m, rising

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 8:30pm, Tuesday 11th December GMT

Change from previous measurement: 0.852m

Warning: This data is stale! For some reason, we have not been able to obtain updated levels for over 24 hours. The current displayed level is probably incorrect and you should not rely on it.

Important! The levels for this location are measured relative to sea level, not relative to the riverbed. The levels shown here do not, therefore, necessarily represent the actual depth of the water.

The normal level of the Counter Drain at Welches Dam in average weather conditions is between -0.50m and 2.06m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The usual range of the Counter Drain at Welches Dam in more extreme weather conditions is between 0.70m and 1.16m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The most recent high is 1.39m, reached on Saturday 15th January 2011 at 7:15am.

The highest level ever recorded at the Counter Drain at Welches Dam is 1.58m, reached on Monday 3rd February 2003 at 8:00am.

  • Monitoring Station: Welches Dam
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E62201
  • Watercourse: Counter Drain
  • Operational Area: Old Bedford
  • Catchment Area: Old Bedford and Middle Level
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Great Ouse
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Nearest Town/Village: Manea
  • Local Authority: Fenland
  • Ceremonial County: Cambridgeshire

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitoring stations on the Counter Drain
Taming the Flood by Jeremy Purseglove

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Delph Flood Defences
Chatteris, Manea, Benwick, Ramsey, Warboys, Wimblington, Sutoon, March, Somersham, Mepal, Wistow, Earith, Doddington, Pidley Cum Fenton

No current or recent warnings.

Hundred Foot Washes
Hundred Foot Washes, also known as the Ouse Washes, including the causeways at Earith, Sutton Gault and Welney

No current or recent warnings.

Middle Level in the Fens
Middle Level in the Fens

No current or recent warnings.

Hundred Foot Washes Flood Defences east bank breach from Coveney to Denver
Littleport, Hilgay, Downham, Welney, Coveney, Southery, Fordham, Denver and Witcham

No current or recent warnings.

Sutton Gault Causeway in Cambridgeshire
The Causeway at Sutton Gault in Cambridgeshire

No current or recent warnings.

Long term graphs will work better if you rotate your fondleslab into landscape mode.

Past Week

Long Term

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.

Download long term data as csv

Note: CSV data will include any outlying values that have been ignored by our graphing system as probably erroneous (eg, because they are ridiculously high compared to the values either side of them). It is your responsibility to filter these out if necessary.

Your Comments

Do you have local knowledge of this location? If so, please share it here.

comments powered by Disqus is an independent website. It is not associated with the Environment Agency or any other supplier of river level information. is a Good Stuff website.