Instrument: Whitendale Outlet

Summary Details

ID WHI_out
Location # 3
Measurement Stage
Catchment Whitendale
OS Grid ref SD 65326 53231
Elevation 177.94 m
Area 13.6 km2
Data availability 07/12/2007 - 31/01/2010 (in low flows the diver may be above the water surface)
Location Immediately upstream of confluence with Brennand
Abstractions There are several United Utilities abstraction points in the upper catchment
Related sites Upstream sites, WHI_tree and WHI_mid; downstream site, Footholme (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 (530kb). (For details on using the data click here.)

Land Use / Management Changes

Over 10km of grips were blocked in the headwaters prior to the installation of the instrumentation (2004/05) and stock was excluded from 1999 to 2007, after which low level restocking started.

Trees have been planted in the riparian zones throughout the catchment and on the eastern hillslopes of Middle Knoll. Low stocking levels are being maintained in the headwaters (habitat regeneration). Stock is excluded from the eastern hill slopes of Middle Knoll and from the riparian zones where trees have been planted. There may be logging of old forested patches (pine) near Good Greave, but this is still under negotiation.

  • Change Work carried out % area affected
    Tree planting Spring 2008 5
    Stocking denity Spring 2008 100
    Total 100


  • Upstream view (Middle Knoll visible in background)
  • Downstream view

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)
23/01/2008 16:15 -0.9 0.97384
14/03/2008 10:15 -0.98 0.50079
13/05/2008 14:00 NA 0.05620
19/06/2008 15:45 -1.045 0.16565
12/11/2008 12:55 -0.87 1.12600
12/01/2009 15:05 -0.79 1.58100
22/01/2009 15:05 -0.71 2.45400
21/10/2009 13:45 -0.935 0.64100
19/11/2009 14:35 -0.695 3.39300
20/11/2009 09:15 -0.645 3.55900

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