river medway status (based on EA flow/level data): GREEN

flow rate for the last 4 days
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LATEST FLOW: 13.8 m3/sec
- still water or light flow -

last updated by the EA: 25/02/2024 at 23:30

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When using this information to determine your willingness and ability to paddle the following interpretation is offered. This is fairly subjective but the correlation with the club's standard RED/AMBER/GREEN (RAG) markings has proven to be close under the majority of circumstances. You should use this information in conjunction with the RAG Status guidance available here.

The RAG status shown above is based on EA flow rate and river level data only and assumes the following:
  • A flow rate up to 15m3/s would be considered GREEN
  • A flow rate above Green and up to 30m3/s would be considered AMBER
  • A flow rate above Amber and up to 50m3/s would be considered RED and above this moving towards BLACK
  • A river level of about 1.5m or less indicates possible river lowering and an indicative RAG status of AMBER
  • A river level of 1.5 to 2.5 metres is fairly normal. When the river rises above 2.5m indicating strong flow conditions it becomes increasingly difficult if not impossible to pass safely under Lucifer's Bridge and the flow rate will take priority when determining the indicative RAG status.
  • Any other prevailing river condition e.g. strong wind, ice, blue/green algae, inadequate bridge clearance etc. could influence the RAG setting adversely.

The RAG status is subject to confirmation/amendment by competent and experienced people who are on-site and can take into account all prevailing conditions and will be clearly marked on the white board next to the social room door during standard club sessions. If no current RAG marking is indicated then you must use your own judgement when deciding whether it is safe for you to paddle.

This facility uses Environment Agency flood and river level data from the real-time data API (Beta)