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Strong stream warnings

Strong Stream Warnings tell you about conditions that may affect navigation. They reflect when stretches of river are experiencing increased flow and variable heights in water level.

Our SCADA system provides near real-time data from a number of river locations, to indicate the local conditions. Normally updates are expected every 15 minutes, however please check the time the last reading was taken at each location carefully. River conditions can change rapidly and without warning.

We currently provide automated Strong Stream Warnings for a small number of sites, but plan to expand the system in the future. If a site you are interested in is not listed here, please check our stoppage notices or contact the local office for more information.

River Thames near Lock 46, Isis Lock, Oxford

Green - Navigation conditions normal
Reading taken at: 16:43 PM

River Salwarpe between Lock 7, River Lock and Barge Lock

Green - Navigation conditions normal
Reading taken at: 16:32 PM

River Severn between Lock 7, Bevere Lock and Lock 8, Holt Lock

Amber (Rising) - Proceed with caution. Rising water levels. Navigation conditions liable to change
Reading taken at: 16:32 PM

Last date edited: 30 June 2017