Instrument: Loud Outlet

Summary Details

ID LOU_out
Location # 8
Measurement Stage
Catchment Loud
OS Grid ref SD 64889 43056
Elevation 79 m
Area 47.3 km2
Data availability 19/05/2008 - 31/01/2010 (gauge reinstalled 11/06/08)
Location Loud outlet, just upstream of the confluence with the Hodder.
Abstractions There are no upstream United Utilities abstraction points
Related sites Upstream site, none; downstream site, Hodder Place (EA gauge)

Data Download

Cross section survey data, stage/discharge data (including manual measurements of stage) and time series of levels (not corrected for atmospheric pressure) may be downloaded here (390kb). (For details on using the data click here.)

Land Use / Management Changes

Catchment is outside of the SCaMP area; undergoing no known land use / management changes. Some potential as a reference site.


  • Upstream view
  • Bridge located immediately downstream of the monitoring site

Channel Description

The channel cross-section at the instrument location is provided below. Datum is taken as the top of the diver access tube (red bar). Width is measured from the left-hand side bank when looking downstream, with locations to left of the diver tube taken as negative and those to the right positive.

Details from an MSc student project are available here. (Note, the information above takes precedence over the student report.)

Stage-Discharge Measurements

Date Time Stage (m) Discharge (m3/s)
19/05/2008 11:40 NA 0.27292
12/11/2008 08:55 -0.680 2.55800
13/01/2009 09:15 -0.695 2.55300
22/01/2009 08:35 NA 13.7030
06/06/2009 15:30 -0.920 0.41147
21/10/2009 16:45 -0.815 0.94700
19/11/2009 16:00 -0.660 2.727

Time Series Data

The recorded levels (not corrected for atmospheric pressure) and temperature are shown below, separated out by month.

Document last modified: Fri Feb 20 2015 11:12:34 GMT Standard Time