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River Colne at Lexden

Current River Level


At 5:30am, Sunday 19th May BST
(4:30am, Sunday 19th May GMT)

Within the usual range for this location

Falling, -0.020 from previous measurement at 5:30am, Saturday 18th May BST

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

The River Colne from Halstead to Lexden

No current or recent warnings.

The River Colne from Great Yeldham to Colchester

No current or recent warnings.

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

The River Colne, through Colchester

No current or recent warnings.

Riverside properties on the River Colne in Colchester

No current or recent warnings.

The tidal River Colne upstream of the Colne Barrier

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: Lexden
  • Watercourse: River Colne, Essex
  • Nearest Town/Village: West Bergholt
  • Local Authority: Colchester
  • Ceremonial County: Essex
  • Coordinates: 51°53'56"N 0°51'3"E (51.89895,0.851031)
  • OS Grid: TL96247 26109 (596248,226109)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR RLL.S0R
  • Mapcode (Global): VHKFY.PJRM
  • Open Location Code: 9F32VVX2+HC
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO01kv25
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E22761
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E22761-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • River Levels Online ID: 6140
  • Water Information System ID: 037005
  • Operational Area: Colne Essex
  • Catchment Area: Combined Essex
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Essex Rivers Group
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 8.204m 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 Colne at Lexden is between 0.10m and 1.54m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Colne at Lexden over the past 12 months has been between 0.19m and 0.98m. It has been between these levels for at least 151 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Colne at Lexden is 2.38m, reached on Monday 22nd October 2001 at 2:15pm.

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.

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