River Wear at Chester-Le-Street


Current River Level: 0.29m, steady

Within the usual range for this location

Current level recorded at 8:00pm, Saturday 24th September BST
(7:00pm, Saturday 24th September GMT)

Change from previous measurement: 0.000m
(recorded at 7:45pm, Saturday 24th September BST)

The usual range of the River Wear at Chester-Le-Street is between 0.29m and 3.00m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Wear at Chester-Le-Street over the past 12 months has been between 0.27m and 0.50m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Wear at Chester-Le-Street is 4.06m, reached on Saturday 18th July 2009 at 11:00am.

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.

  • Monitoring Station: Chester-Le-Street
  • Watercourse: River Wear
  • Nearest Town/Village: Little Lumley
  • Local Authority: Durham
  • Ceremonial County: Durham
  • Coordinates: 54°51'17"N 1°33'38"W (54.854785,-1.560716)
  • OS Grid: NZ283512 (428300,551200)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR KDJ9.XH
  • Mapcode (Global): WHC4C.072L
  • Open Location Code: 9C6WVC3Q+WP
  • Maidenhead Locator System: IO94fu25
  • Environment Agency Location ID: 024009
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: 024009-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Wear Lower and Estuary
  • Catchment Area: Wear
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Wear
  • Environment Agency Region: North East
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 5.46m AOD

Nearby Monitoring Locations

Nearby Flood Warning Locations

River Wear at Chester-le-Street
Properties and low lying areas around, Ford Cottage, Low Cocken Farm, Harbour House Farm, Lumley Castle Gardens, Chester-le-Street Golf Club, Riverside Sports Pavillion, Ropery Lane, Riverside Gardens and The Parks

No current or recent warnings.

River Wear at Bonemill Lane and Riverview, Fatfield
Properties on East Bridge Street, River View and Bonemill Lane, Fatfield

No current or recent warnings.

River Wear at West and East Bridge Street, Fatfield
Properties along West Bridge Street and East Bridge Street, Fatfield

No current or recent warnings.

River Wear at Mount Pleasant, Fatfield
Properties at Mount Pleasant, Fatfield

No current or recent warnings.

Moors Burn at Sedgeletch and Rainton Bridge, Houghton-le-Spring
Properties and low lying land around Sedgeletch Road, Cedar Terrace, Osman Terrace, Sewage Works at Sedgeletch and The Grove at Rainton Bridge

No current or recent warnings.

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