The tide gauge building is located on the west side of the entrance to the Port of Heysham (South Quay).
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Tide gauge location
The brick building houses the tide gauge equipment which consists of a POL data logger and a three-channel bubbler system.
The pressure points are fixed to the harbour wall.
Sea level pressure and/or elevations from this site are supplied to the following authority:
- Environment Agency, North West Region
Pre 1975 – A Lea gauge is installed in the inner harbour close to the RoRo bridge
1983 – The Lea gauge was badly damaged during a storm
1987 – A new GRP tide gauge building was erected close to the existing tide gauge
1987 – The DATARING system was installed with two full-tide bubbler systems
1998 – The measuring system was buried in 2m of mud
1998 – New tide gauge site identified
1998 – New tide gauge established with two full-tide systems
1998 – Mid-tide bubbler installed
2000 – New POL data logger installed
2003 – Instrumentation removed while the tide gauge building was refurbished