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Great Stour at GroveFerry

Latest Tidal Level


At 4:15am, Thursday 30th May BST
(3:15am, Thursday 30th May GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Falling, -0.010 from previous measurement at 4:00am, Thursday 30th May BST

This is a tidal level, measured from mean sea level rather than from the river bed. It can, therefore, be negative, and does not give any indication of water depth. Tidal levels are not necessarily updated frequently, and may not reflect tidal movements throughout the day.

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Groundwater flooding in East Kent

Recent warnings or alerts no longer in force

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Grove Ferry and Plucks Gutter

No current or recent warnings.

Littlebourne, Ickham and Wickhambreaux on the Little Stour

No current or recent warnings.

Chislet Marshes and Wade Marsh

No current or recent warnings.

Tidal River Stour area from Fordwich to Stonar Cut

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: GroveFerry
  • Watercourse: Great Stour
  • Nearest Town/Village: Chislet
  • Local Authority: Canterbury
  • Ceremonial County: Kent
  • Coordinates: 51°19'26"N 1°12'23"E (51.323963,1.206421)
  • OS Grid: TR235632 (623500,163200)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR VYZ.ZTD
  • Mapcode (Global): VHLG9.VZNF
  • Open Location Code: 9F3386F4+HH
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01oh47
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E2500
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E2500-level-tidal_level-i-15_min-mAOD
  • River Levels Online ID: 1134
  • Water Information System ID: 654802006
  • Operational Area: Stour Marshes
  • Catchment Area: Stour
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Kent Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: Southern
  • 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 Great Stour at GroveFerry is between 0.95m and 2.35m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Great Stour at GroveFerry over the past 12 months has been between 1.03m and 2.42m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Great Stour at GroveFerry is 2.66m, reached on Sunday 16th February 2014 at 2:45pm.

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

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