Severn Gauge, Wyle Kop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ddraig Ddu
N 52° 42.386 W 002° 44.908
30U E 516995 N 5839644
Quick Description: A river gauge on the River Severn, the longest river in the UK. It is prone to flooding and the building this is mounted on has suffered from continual damage from flooding.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/20/2011 10:05:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMBTGP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The River Severn (or in Welsh: Afon Hafren) is the longest river in Great Britain, at about 354 km's. It rises at an altitude of 610 metres on Plynlimon near Llanidloes, Powys, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales.
It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Gloucester on its banks. With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Apperley, Gloucestershire, the Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.
There have been many disasters on the Severn, making it Britain's most dangerous river. It has claimed many lives (figures vary depending on how it is recorded, circa 300 people), especially during the 20th century.
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On the gauge is listed figures (not entirely sure what they refer to) they are in decimal figures between 5 0 and 5 2. I would assume these would be metres, but not sure why they start at 5 0. Perhaps it is metres above sea level? The river to have hit the 5 1 line would have had to have lifted by at least 8m from its current position.



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