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Would you be interested in National River Flow data?

We are working on delivering National River Flow data. 

Would you find this data interesting/helpful?  If so, what would you use it for - let us know your thoughts?

Ella Fotheringham //

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Hi Nic, 

Thank you for your question, i can confirm this is gauged data for Environment Agency river monitoring stations in England.  Real-time and historic data will be available. 

Ella Fotheringham

Environment Agency 

 

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Hi Ella, do you have more detail on this data, e.g. is this gauged data only; real-time as API and historic as a csv download?

Nicola Giles 1 vote //
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I'd ask:
1) How does it differ from the current NRFA site hosted by CEH?
2) What does national mean? (I presume England only, any thoughts on broadening out)
3) What data do you mean? Is this expanding the Devon/Cornwall trial to the rest of England?

Mark Franklin 1 vote //
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Hi Mark, 

Thank you for your questions, please see responses below:

1. How does it differ from the current NRFA site hosted by CEH? 

  • The NRFA hosts a sub-set of archived river flow data submitted and updated on an annual cycle by measuring authorities across the UK including each area of the Environment Agency.  It is not “near real” time but 1-2 years in arrears.
  • The NRFA website includes a “Live data” tab and this is a link to the EA river flow live data.

2) What does national mean? (I presume England only, any thoughts on broadening out)

  • It will be England only for the EA river flow data set, we cover only England.  

3) What data do you mean? Is this expanding the Devon/Cornwall trial to the rest of England?

  • For the EA we are providing daily mean river flow and where available 15min flow data.
  • We are expanding it across our areas in 2019, Devon and Cornwall being the first one.  Not all river flow stations will publish data, but we expect to see it expand to 500 river flow gauging stations across England.

Many thanks

Ella Fotheringham

Environment Agency 

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