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Counter Drain at Welches Dam

Current River Level


At 2:30am, Wednesday 21st February GMT

Within the usual range for this location

Falling, -0.020 from previous measurement at 8:30pm, Tuesday 20th February GMT

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.

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Hundred Foot Washes in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

Flood Alert

Middle Level of the Fens in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk

No current or recent warnings.

Ely Ouse in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Hundred Foot Washes east bank Flood Defences at Coveney, Littleport and Denver

No current or recent warnings.

River Great Ouse at Ely

No current or recent warnings.

Seven Day Level Chart

Long Term Level Chart

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.

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Location and Technical Data

  • 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)

Please note: Geographic coordinates may reflect the access point for the gauge, and not the precise location in the watercourse that it is taking readings from.

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 0.00m and 1.14m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Counter Drain at Welches Dam is 1.65m, reached on Thursday 24th December 2020 at 6:30pm.

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.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitoring stations on the Counter Drain

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