The tide gauge is located on the jetty at Garrison Point, Sheerness Docks.
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Tide gauge location
The tide gauge is housed in a brick building which has an unused stilling well located beneath a working platform. The equipment
consists of a pneumatic bubbler system with two full-tide and mid-tide pressure points mounted on steelwork attached to one of the
jetty legs. All three pressure lines are monitored by the POL data logger.
The tide gauge is levelled to the tide gauge bench mark supported by Ordnance Survey auxiliary marks.
There are currently no external users.
1980 – Ott pneumatic gauge installed and connected to a punched tape recorder
1985 – Punched tape recorder replaced by an Aanderaa
1986 – DATARING installed using the Ott pneumatic, full-tide bubbler and datum probe
1987 – Two full tide bubbler installed
1997 – New steel work installed with two full-time and a mid-tide measuring system
2000 – POL data logger installed