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River Chelmer at Springfield

Current River Level


At 11:15am, Saturday 13th July BST
(10:15am, Saturday 13th July GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 11:00am, Saturday 13th July BST

Latest Flow

1.19 m3/s

(Daily Average)

Recorded on Thursday 11th July

Normal flow volume

Increase, 0.13 from previous recording on Wednesday 10th July

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Riverside properties on the Rivers Chelmer and Can in Chelmsford

No current or recent warnings.

The Rivers Wid and Can

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

The Rivers Can and Chelmer, through Chelmsford

No current or recent warnings.

The lower River Chelmer, including the River Ter and brooks around Sandon

No current or recent warnings.

The River Wid from Ingatestone, to and including, Writtle

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: Springfield
  • Watercourse: River Chelmer
  • Nearest Town/Village: Chelmsford
  • Local Authority: Chelmsford
  • Ceremonial County: Essex
  • Coordinates: 51°44'11"N 0°28'45"E (51.736622,0.479442)
  • OS Grid: TL 71301 07122 (571301,207122)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR PKK.21J
  • Mapcode (Global): VHJK2.8MB2
  • Open Location Code: 9F32PFPH+JQ
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01fr76
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E22869
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E22869-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 6147
  • Water Information System ID: 037008
  • Operational Area: Chelmer
  • Catchment Area: Combined Essex
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Essex Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 23.068m 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 Chelmer at Springfield is between 0.06m and 0.75m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Chelmer at Springfield over the past 12 months has been between 0.12m and 0.37m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Chelmer at Springfield is 1.43m, reached on Monday 22nd October 2001 at 10:15am.

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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