These readings were taken on the morning of 2nd May 2021
Dudswell Bridge (highest datum point)
There is a brisk steady flow of clear water in the channel.
The dip is 1.05 metres below datum
Northchurch Primary School
Vigorous flow of clear water 2 metres wide
Dip reading is 0.70 metres below datum.
Billet Lane Berkhamsted (Lowest datum point)
Brisk flow of clear water through all three under-road tunnels
The dip is 1.20 metres below datum.
Bob Farrer’s rainfall summary
The rainfall total for Dudswell, in April, was 2 mm. There was no measurable rain in the gauge between 28th March and 28th April.
There is a debate about the driest Spring month ever but this April is certainly a contender. Four weeks without rain has left the ground bone dry. The flooded fields of February now show the bare patches where the winter wheat has died, having been submerged for so long. Too late for re-seeding now? Such a contrast in just six weeks!
But, fear not, tomorrow is a bank holiday so rain has indeed been forecast.
Sewage in Bulbourne
Please see this - at Berkhamsted Sewage Treatment works south of Berkhamsted, posted in facebook