Measuring real time river and water level data
Monitoring is necessary to ensure that our waters can continue to support the many different ways we use these resources and to track whether protection and restoration measures are working. The information gained from monitoring helps with prioritizing the issues to be addressed and choosing the geographic areas in which to concentrate, thus helping to ensure cost-effective water-resource management.
The Shoothill GaugeMap is the first interactive map with live river-level data from over 2,400 Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales river-level gauges in England and Wales. The extensive network of river-level gauges across England and Wales covers all the major rivers as well as many smaller rivers, streams and brooks. The data displayed on each of the river-level gauges on GaugeMap is recorded at 15-minute intervals by the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales.