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Groundwater Level at Upper Petham Bourne

Current River Level


At 6:00am, Thursday 23rd March GMT

Within the usual range for this location

Falling, -0.050 from previous measurement at 6:00am, Wednesday 22nd March 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

Groundwater flooding in East Kent

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Lower River Stour

No current or recent warnings.

Wye, Godmersham and Chilham

No current or recent warnings.

Nailbourne Valley

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: Upper Petham Bourne
  • Watercourse: Petham Bourne
  • Nearest Town/Village: Waltham
  • Local Authority: Canterbury
  • Ceremonial County: Kent
  • Coordinates: 51°10'57"N 1°2'9"E (51.182671,1.035967)
  • OS Grid: TR1227647086 (612276,146986)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR TZ5.YHJ
  • Mapcode (Global): VHKKJ.XJ1Q
  • Open Location Code: 9F3352MP+39
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01me43
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E4230
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E4230-level-groundwater-i-1_h-mAOD
  • 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 Groundwater Level at Upper Petham Bourne is between 58.33m and 84.65m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Groundwater Level at Upper Petham Bourne over the past 12 months has been between 58.86m and 76.95m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the Groundwater Level at Upper Petham Bourne is 87.18m, reached on Tuesday 11th February 2014 at 9:00am.

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.

Nearby Monitoring Locations

There are no other monitoring stations on the Groundwater Level

Monitoring locations on nearby rivers

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