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Flood monitoring API - Historic data

The historic Readings daily dump data (https://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/reference#historic-readings   https://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/archive) appears to go back approx 1yr (currently to Aug 2021).  Is it possible to access older data via this (or other service) or would it have to be requested manually from the Environment Agency?

 

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Sorry - to be specific, I am after level gauge data rather than flow gauge data available in the Hydrology API

 

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Thanks for confirming that's the current state of play (and I'm not missing a trick).  Great to here that the Historic data is coming, will hopefully take pressure off the enquires teams and speed access.

Are you able to share a bit more information on plans for historic data (I appreciate this is likely to change/flex), in particular:

1) Timescales for access to 12 month + data

2) Will there be an public facing API behind the hydrological data explorer to allow automated data access?

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Hi Adam

We have made good progress over the last 12 months and we now have a product which we are testing internally. We will be making over 4 billion data points available for around 7,000 sites (as opposed to the 25 million which are currently available) so it is not without its challenges. We hope the service will be live within the next 6 months, but this will of course depend to some extent on whether we run into any unforeseen issues. 

Both the user interface and API will be similar to the current service: https://environment.data.gov.uk/hydrology

Data Services Platform Team

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