NY9424 : Gauging station infrastructure, River Tees

taken 2 years ago, near to Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, Great Britain

Gauging station infrastructure, River Tees
Gauging station infrastructure, River Tees
I used to think cables like these were for measuring water pollution, but according to County Durham's planning department they are for measuring river levels manually, during floods. Quoting from their Walkabout leaflet, "The small building on the [opposite] river bank is a gauging station.... Inside, in a well, a float controls a device for constantly recording water levels. In flood conditions manual gauging is carried out using the cable over the river."
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources 
Primary Subject of Photo
Water Infrastructure 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9487 2498 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.1964N 2:4.8576W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9484 2498
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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