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River Chelmer at Felsted

Current River Level


At 8:00pm, Wednesday 22nd May BST
(7:00pm, Wednesday 22nd May GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Rising, 0.680 from previous measurement at 5:30am, Wednesday 22nd May BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

The River Chelmer from Churchend to the Rivermead Industrial Estate in Chelmsford

No current or recent warnings.

The upper River Chelmer

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: Felsted
  • Watercourse: River Chelmer
  • Nearest Town/Village: Great Waltham
  • Local Authority: Chelmsford
  • Ceremonial County: Essex
  • Coordinates: 51°50'50"N 0°25'23"E (51.847313,0.423072)
  • OS Grid: TL 67095 19364 (567000,219300)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR NGS.5RT
  • Mapcode (Global): VHJJG.9T0Q
  • Open Location Code: 9F32RCWF+W6
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01fu03
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E22862
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E22862-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 6146
  • Water Information System ID: 037020
  • 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: 40.072m 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 Felsted is between 0.05m and 1.15m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Chelmer at Felsted over the past 12 months has been between 0.13m and 0.33m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Chelmer at Felsted is 2.03m, reached on Monday 22nd October 2001 at 1:00am.

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

Other monitoring locations on the River Chelmer

River Chelmer Map

Monitoring locations on nearby rivers

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