River Wye Gauge, Ashford in the Water, Derbyshire.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 53° 13.435 W 001° 43.686
30U E 584913 N 5897934
Quick Description: This river gauge is associated with a hydrographic station run by the UK Environment Agency.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/22/2011 3:32:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMCMTK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 1

Long Description:
One of two measurement stations along the River Wye above Matlock in the Derbyshire Peak District, the other one is in Buxton.

At 140m above Ordnance Datum it was opened in July 1965 to monitor the level in the river and if necessary give warning of floods to the towns and villages downstream.

The gauge is on the south bank of the river between a bridge at the end of a short lane off the A6 and its associated weir.

There are two gauge sticks, one actually in the river and the other attached to the fence a short distance up the bank. The automatic measurement is taken in a small building on the south bank and the data is automatically sent to a central collection point for analysis.

Data about the station taken from the web site:

    Station name:  Ashford in the Water
    Site id:       2110
    Watercourse:   River Wye
    Site datum:    140.05 m AOD
    Site opened:   Jul 1965
For further information and recent measurements see:Ashford Gauge

Marks on the gauge stick are in 20mm divisions. Minimum height was in the water and maximum height measurable is 2.76m



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