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Great Stour at West Gate Gardens

Current River Level


At 1:15pm, Sunday 24th September BST
(12:15pm, Sunday 24th September GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 1:00pm, Sunday 24th September BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

River Great Stour at Canterbury

No current or recent warnings.

Groundwater flooding in East Kent

No current or recent warnings.

Lower River Stour

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Shalmsford Street, Chartham and Thanington

No current or recent warnings.

Swalecliffe Brook

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: West Gate Gardens
  • Watercourse: Great Stour
  • Nearest Town/Village: Canterbury
  • Local Authority: Canterbury
  • Ceremonial County: Kent
  • Coordinates: 51°16'50"N 1°4'25"E (51.280821,1.073832)
  • OS Grid: TR1446558008 (614465,158008)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR TY2.NB5
  • Mapcode (Global): VHLGM.K2KG
  • Open Location Code: 9F3373JF+8G
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01mg87
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 1003SO
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 1003SO-level-stage-i-15_min-mASD
  • Catchment Area: Stour
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Kent Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: Southern
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 7.75m 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 West Gate Gardens is between 0.23m and 0.95m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the Great Stour at West Gate Gardens over the past 12 months has been between 0.27m and 0.59m. 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 West Gate Gardens is 1.47m, reached on Friday 13th December 2002 at 1:45pm.

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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