If the river flow looks fast or there has been heavy or persistent rainfall in recent days, you must consider the flow before boating.

If the flow at Tees Barrage is greater than 100 cubic metres per second (cumecs), then only experienced crews may boat. No crews may boat if the flow is greater than 150 cumecs.

To check the river flow, please visit the website below:


It can be accessed from a PC or mobile phone, and updates every 15 minutes. If there is a problem with the website, you can also call the Barrage on 01642 633273.

If you have checked the river flow, please write the date and the flow on the blackboard next to the signing out sheets.