River level gauge in Ross to be upgraded
I am sure we all remember the flooding that hit us back in February this year. During this time the river level gauge, situated by the Hope and Anchor, broke and got stuck on 4.77m, so we never knew just how high the river reached here in Ross-on-Wye.
The Environment Agency have been working on repairing the gauge and have decided to raise it at Ross by 1.5m, in light of the huge levels seen over the winter.
The new gauge, which will provide readings every 15 minutes, will be up and running by September and available via the website: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/river-and-sea-levels?_ga=2.111207940.1047132536.1595349023-1895123371.1595349023
Picture via Dave Throup, Environment Agency Manager for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.