stream's only purpose-built gauging weir is at Branksome Wood Road.
was constructed by Bournemouth Council's Drainage and Coast Protection
Team in 1995/1996 at a cost of £53,750 which included works to the
stream banks, the provision of a new timber footbridge and channel
weir is designed for a maximum discharge of 4.4m3/s (cubic metres per
second) which gives a head of 0.85m above the crest of the weir.
only one occasion in the last five years has the flow exceeded the
maximum it was designed for. That was
2001 - 143mm of rain during the month, 36.7mm of which fell on 7th October.
average we experience two or three occasions annually where daily
rainfall exceeds 30mm; the highest recently recorded was 31st December