Counter Drain at Welches Dam


Current River Level: 0.767m, falling

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 9:30pm, Thursday 6th October BST
(8:30pm, Thursday 6th October GMT)

Change from previous measurement: -0.006m
(recorded at 9:30am, Thursday 6th October BST)

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

The typical recent level of the Counter Drain at Welches Dam over the past 12 months has been between 0.65m and 1.07m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

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

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

  • Monitoring Station: Welches Dam
  • Watercourse: Counter Drain
  • Nearest Town/Village: Manea
  • Local Authority: Fenland
  • Ceremonial County: Cambridgeshire
  • Coordinates: 52°27'6"N 0°9'50"E (52.451684,0.163973)
  • OS Grid: TL 47150 85950 (547150,285950)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR M5S.697
  • Mapcode (Global): VHHHY.SMKX
  • Open Location Code: 9F42F527+MH
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO02bk98
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E62201
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E62201-level-stage-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Old Bedford
  • Catchment Area: Old Bedford and Middle Level
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Great Ouse
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

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