We may have had one of the wetest May's on record, but it has done nothing to our river levels!  Our water table continues to fall, this last month by 0.6 metres, and we have yet to reach the height of the summer abstraction levels - doesn't bode well for river flows later in the summer. This weir is used by the Environment agency to monitor water levels in the area and the information is use to determine if water restrictions are required. Low water flows are not good for chalk streams and sadly in other parts of the country they have disappeared altogether.