Broads Tide Level Data
Did you know that nearly all of the Broads are influenced by tides? This means they're linked to the sea, causing their water levels to rise and fall with the tides.
During high tide, sea water enters the rivers, raising their levels. Conversely, at low tide, the water recedes to the sea, lowering river levels. This cycle repeats twice daily and its impact extends up to 40 km inland!
In the Broads, the Environment Agency closely monitors tide levels using a network of tide gauges. These devices, strategically positioned, measure water height, providing crucial data for environmental conservation, waterway management, and recreational activities like boating and fishing.
This data, both current and historical, is accessible online, allowing you to check tide levels before visiting the Broads or to explore past tidal patterns. All measurements are compared against a fixed reference point, or datum, ensuring consistency across various locations. To understand more about datums and their importance, you can learn more here.
Here are the links where you can find information from the various gauges