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 Kyre Brook at Tenbury, also known as Kyre Brook, typically experiences water levels ranging from 0.11m to 2.00m. These levels have been observed for approximately 90% of the monitoring period. Over the past 12 months, the Kyre Brook at Tenbury has maintained an average level between -0.06m and 0.29m, persisting at these levels for at least 150 days within the year. The highest recorded level in the history of the Kyre Brook at Tenbury occurred on Sunday, February 16th, 2020, at 6:30 am, reaching a height of 3.54m.To address concerns related to water levels and road conditions in the area, a strategically positioned Farson streaming webcam is utilized for real-time monitoring. This webcam provides valuable information regarding the Kyre Brook's water levels and aids in assessing potential risks.Historically, Tenbury has been prone to flooding, with notable occurrences in 2007, 2008, and 2020. The first flood resulted from the River Teme and the Kyre Brook overflowing their banks. The second flood was caused by a combination of intense rainfall, with 15mm (0.59 in) falling within an hour, and the town's drainage system, which was partially obstructed, failing to handle the excess water, leading to flash flooding. The third flood involved the River Teme and the Kyre Brook once again exceeding their banks. In 2008, flood damage was exacerbated by the lack of upgrades to the drainage system since the 2007 floods and the absence of a rebuilt wall on Market Street, which should have prevented the Kyre Brook from breaching its boundaries. Efforts have since been made to improve drainage systems and enhance defenses, particularly in Market Street. However, during the rise of the River Teme and the Kyre Brook in February 2020, houses and shops in Tenbury experienced flooding once more.In the mid-19th century, Tenbury adopted the name "Wells" to promote the mineral water wells discovered in the town from 1840 onwards. These mineral waters led to the construction of the Tenbury Spa, also known as the Pump Rooms, in 1862. This historical structure has since been restored and stands as a testament to the town's association with mineral water.