Tenbury Wells - Kyre Brook

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Many thanks to the folks at  The Smiling Goat Deli  and Cheese Shop for facilitating this camera's location in Market Street  and to Worcestershire County Council  for capitally funding its installation.  Please click here for flooding information regarding this location. The usual range of the Kyre Brook at Tenbury (Kyre Brook) is between 0.11m and 2.00m. It has been between these levels for 90% of the time since monitoring began. The typical recent level of the Kyre Brook at Tenbury (Kyre Brook) over the past 12 months has been between -0.06m and 0.29m. It has been between these levels for at least 150 days in the past year. The highest level ever recorded at the Kyre Brook at Tenbury (Kyre Brook) is 3.54m, reached on Sunday 16th February 2020 at 6:30am. For several centuries Tenbury has been subject to flooding, most recently in 2007, 2008 and 2020. The first flood was caused by the River Teme and the Kyre Brook bursting their banks. The second was caused by a combination of 15mm (0.59 in) of rain falling in an hour and the town's drainage system (much of which was blocked) failing to cope, creating flash flooding. The third flood again involved the River Teme and the Kyre Brook bursting their banks. The 2008 flood damage was caused by a combination of the drainage not having been upgraded since the 2007 floods and the wall on Market Street (which should hold back the Kyre Brook) not having been rebuilt following the 2007 floods. Since then much work has been done in respect of improved drainage and particularly defences in Market Street but when the River Teme and the Kyre Brook rose in February 2020, houses and shops were again flooded.  Tenbury had the ‘Wells’ added to its name in the mid 19th century to help promote the mineral water wells that had been found in the town from 1840 onwards. The mineral waters brought about the building in 1862 of the now restored Tenbury Spa, or Pump Rooms as it is generally known.