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Colne Tide Barrier Wivenhoe Monitoring Station

Current River Level


At 3:30pm, Wednesday 24th April BST
(2:30pm, Wednesday 24th April GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Falling, -0.220 from previous measurement at 3:15pm, Wednesday 24th April 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.

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

The tidal River Colne upstream of the Colne Barrier

No current or recent warnings.

The Essex coast from Clacton to and including, St Peters Flat and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries

No current or recent warnings.

The tidal River Colne from Brightlingsea to Wivenhoe

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

The Essex coast at West Mersea, including The Strood and surrounding marshland

No current or recent warnings.

The Essex coast at East Mersea

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: Colne Tide Barrier Wivenhoe
  • Watercourse:
  • Nearest Town/Village: Wivenhoe
  • Local Authority: Colchester
  • Ceremonial County: Essex
  • Coordinates: 51°51'10"N 0°57'48"E (51.852917,0.963605)
  • OS Grid: TM0420021300 (604200,221300)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR SNM.Y57
  • Mapcode (Global): VHKG6.NP8F
  • Open Location Code: 9F32VX37+5C
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01lu54
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E24322
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E24322-level-stage-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Operational Area: Colne Essex
  • Catchment Area: Combined Essex
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Essex Rivers Group
  • 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 Colne Tide Barrier Wivenhoe Monitoring Station is between -1.08m and 2.94m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Colne Tide Barrier Wivenhoe Monitoring Station over the past 12 months has been between -3.26m and 4.28m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitored rivers nearby

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