Great Stour at Fordwich River Level


Current River Level: 1.425m, rising

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 3:00am, Friday 7th October BST
(2:00am, Friday 7th October GMT)

Change from previous measurement: 0.001m
(recorded at 2:45am, Friday 7th 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 Great Stour at Fordwich River Level is between 1.34m and 2.75m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Great Stour at Fordwich River Level over the past 12 months has been between 1.39m and 2.01m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Great Stour at Fordwich River Level is 3.14m, reached on Friday 3rd January 2003 at 6:00pm.

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: Fordwich River Level
  • Watercourse: Great Stour
  • Nearest Town/Village: Fordwich
  • Local Authority: Canterbury
  • Ceremonial County: Kent
  • Coordinates: 51°17'47"N 1°7'46"E (51.296461,1.129525)
  • OS Grid: TR1827459911 (618274,159911)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR TXY.QCD
  • Mapcode (Global): VHLGG.JPH0
  • Open Location Code: 9F3374WH+HR
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01nh51
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E3826
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E3826-level-stage-i-15_min-mAOD
  • Catchment Area: Stour
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Kent Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: Southern
  • Level Datum: Above Ordnance Datum (AOD)

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Long Term

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