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Just done my usual morning check of river levels and was re-directed to the new .GOV Live Flood Warnings Service.
https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/
Apparently a 'Beta' service at the moment but already an improvement with a 5 day record of levels and an easy map-based search of additional local data spots.

Mods - if you think this is better somewhere else, please feel free to move.

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I still prefer this one. http://apps.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood/31618.aspx

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Steve,
My apologies, the link in my post seems to take you to the top level of the new site. I was aiming at the specific river levels area which will - hopefully - show at this link: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels
which provides actual levels data and now includes a 5 day history which the previous EA levels information did not. My usual target is the Repps gauge on the Thurne (https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/station/6217).
I suspect that they are transferring the various sections of the EA site and that the link you provided will probably also disappear in the near future and be included in the .GOV site

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John, I posted my link without reading you post properly. Mine of course just relates to flood warnings, not actual levels. I'm in the fortunate position of having access via my phone, to a remote control camera on my mooring. I can see in HD exactly what the levels are.  Smile

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I find the new site clumsy, it was easy before to flip back and forth from the broads map to the individual gauges (so that I can see whats coming from both up and downstream), not so good now. 5 day history is good but it still doesn't update in real time (and update time seems arbitrary).
My lab used to work with global river and lake levels, ground truth in many parts of Africa was reliant on a man with a stick and a rifle. One wonderful picture shown at a conference was of a hippo reclining on the (flattened) gauge housing, hence preference for man with stick. So I guess I shouldn't complain.
Favourite site:
http://www.eastportuk.co.uk/Tidal_Chart.aspx
This gauge seems to predict Horning levels very well, with a bit of allowance for high water being dumped from far upstream.

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Fishershaven,

I too am not sure why the EA only publish the data once a day and certainly not why they ever chose 0430 as the standard time! It would be nice to be able to get real-time data but I suspect that there is a technical as well as a cost limitation involved.

As far as flicking around the stations go, I actually quite like what they have done with the map that opens under the 'Broaden your search' link and allows you to easily shift from one to t'other but I guess it comes down to what you are used to and need.

As it is, I tend to just use the levels for an indicator of the trends and the webcam at The Bridge for check on actuals and whether I am likely to see the bungalow trying to knock the bridge down LOL

John

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The new system has been under development for some time now,groups of local flood wardens and others with varying degrees of IT knowledge have been involved.As it settles in I'm sure the Environment Agency would be pleased to hear from you.It is also designed for handheld devices.
Like all new IT systems those of a certain age take a little longer to catch up!I rejected Windows 8 & went back to 7 but think 10 is great.

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Hi

My favourite site is

http://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Map/Summary/1588/1732

I like the layout.

But they all use the same data anyway so the results are the same.

Just individual preferences really.

John.
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I use the Thurne gauge & Strowager's calculation to estimate Potter Bridge height here:

https://twitter.com/PotterBridge

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Just been checking the river levels in Dorset on the new system as we have heavy rain since late afternoon and in hills round here the rivers react quite quickly and have found we are getting half hourly updates rather than the 2-3 times a day in calmer times so I am sure we will learn to like the new system.


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