As part of the EC H2020 NAIAD project a series of real time flood alert gauges and Natural Flood Management (Nature Based Solution) monitoring systems have been installed in river basins throughout Europe.  These gauges are low cost, open source designs developed as part of the FreeStation project.  Below is live data from the gauge in the Stour in a retention pond.  Further information on this gauge can be found here.  The data shows live hourly and daily mean water level.  Live  air pressure and temperature data are also shown alongside a 5 day forecast of the same.

SAFAG, the local Flood Action Group based in Shipston upon Stour is one of the UK's most prolific producers of Natural Flood Management. SAFAG have constructed hundreds of NFM interventions in the catchment above Shipston upon Stour and aim to complete 1000 NFM interventions in the next two years, if funding allows.  One of these is a retention pond in which we are measuring fill anf empty dynamics for water above ground and below.

Retention Pond