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River Medway at Chafford

Current River Level


At 4:30pm, Tuesday 26th September BST
(3:30pm, Tuesday 26th September GMT)

Below normal for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 4:15pm, Tuesday 26th September BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

River Medway between Forest Row and Penshurst

No current or recent warnings.

Upper River Medway

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

River Medway between Penshurst and Leigh

No current or recent warnings.

River Medway at Leigh Village

No current or recent warnings.

Rivers Eden and Eden Brook from Crowhurst and Blindley Heath to Penshurst

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: Chafford
  • Watercourse: Medway
  • Nearest Town/Village: Penshurst
  • Local Authority: Sevenoaks
  • Ceremonial County: Kent
  • Coordinates: 51°8'40"N 0°10'6"E (51.144544,0.168468)
  • OS Grid: TQ517406 (551780,140600)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR MPN.1G4
  • Mapcode (Global): VHHQB.VHXG
  • Open Location Code: 9F3245V9+R9
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01cd04
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E1541
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E1541-level-stage-i-15_min-mASD
  • Operational Area: Upper Medway
  • Catchment Area: Medway
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Kent Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: Southern
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 30.68m 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 River Medway at Chafford is between 0.15m and 2.50m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Medway at Chafford over the past 12 months has been between 0.10m and 2.96m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Medway at Chafford is 3.53m, reached on Thursday 12th October 2000 at 11:45am.

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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