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River Levels

River Snail at Fordham

Current River Level


At 9:15am, Tuesday 21st March GMT

Above normal for this location

Steady, no change from previous measurement at 8:45am, Tuesday 21st March GMT

Latest Flow

0.58 m3/s

(Daily Average)

Recorded on Sunday 19th March

Above normal flow volume

Increase, 0.13 from previous recording on Saturday 18th March

Flood Warning Areas Covering Here

Ely Ouse in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk

Recent warnings or alerts no longer in force

Other Nearby Flood Warning Areas

Groundwater flooding in Newmarket

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: Fordham
  • Watercourse: River Snail
  • Nearest Town/Village: Burwell
  • Local Authority: East Cambridgeshire
  • Ceremonial County: Cambridgeshire
  • Coordinates: 52°18'24"N 0°21'3"E (52.306909,0.351099)
  • OS Grid: TL 60388 70247 (560388,270247)
  • Mapcode (Local): GBR N92.CLD
  • Mapcode (Global): VHJG9.18GV
  • Open Location Code: 9F428942+QC
  • Maidenhead Locator System: JO02eh23
  • Environment Agency Location ID: E21765
  • Environment Agency Gauge ID: E21765-level-stage-i-15_min-m
  • Operational Area: Lower Cam
  • Catchment Area: Cam and Ely Ouse
  • UK Hydrometric Area: Great Ouse
  • Environment Agency Region: Anglian
  • Datum Type: Above Stage Datum (ASD)
  • Stage Datum: 9.75m 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 Snail at Fordham is between 0.05m and 0.17m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began.

The typical recent level of the River Snail at Fordham over the past 12 months has been between 0.09m and 0.16m. It has been between these levels for at least 154 days in the past year.

The highest level ever recorded at the River Snail at Fordham is 0.49m, reached on Friday 10th April 1998 at 6:15am.

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

There are no other monitoring stations on the River Snail

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