NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by stevecane » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:24 pm

Tees has dropped off quite a bit since Monday but still at a nice level...
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by matyb » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:57 am

Is anyone paddling on tees this Saturday Im planning on getting on at Barnard castle if your about text me 07977517788 il be in the area from Friday dinnertime so could update you on levels if you send me a text cheers

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Re: SWALE WATER LEVELS

Post by Diamond Dave » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:50 am

Just wondering if there's any snow still left on the hills.
Looking to do some boating this Sunday, but with no rain its going to be completely reliant on snow melt. And if there aint no snow...
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Diamond Dave » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:52 am

Just wondering if there's any snow still left on the hills.
Looking to do some boating this Sunday, but with no rain its going to be completely reliant on snow melt. And if there aint no snow...
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by MattBibbings » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:00 am

Rivercall NorthEast for Tees @ Barny = 0.093 above summer levels and steady

Translation = Bum scrape. Falling over Low force could be fun but Low.

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Re: WHARFE WATER LEVELS

Post by MattBibbings » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:06 am

Rivercall Nth East for Wharfe @ Flint Mill (Weatherby) is 0.227 above summer levels and steady.

Translation = I reckon Everything from Kilnsey to Barden Bridge will be low but doable. Kilnsey to Linton falls probably best.

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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by matyb » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:51 pm

There is very little snow left so if their is no rain then you will be lacking in water on the Tees. I paddled from Barnard castle today it was a scrape in parts with a nice bumpy ride thrpugh the falls leading to the bridge. It was ideal for the 3 novice paddlers that were with me today. Apart from that start your rain dance for tomorrow!

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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:02 pm

Well some water came from somewhere since yesterday - Tees gauge at 0.16m at Barney and 0.27m at Broken Scar.

Low level but a good paddle today between Barny and Whorlton Bridge and my first since my shoulder dislocation, so very happy to be back on the water!

No scraping anywhere provided you chose your lines - Abbey still fun at this level. I would suggest an absolute minimum level as lower than this, maybe 0.1m?
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by stevecane » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:25 am

looking low now . . . just over the weir at Darlington : - (
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Re: WEAR WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:16 am

I previously haven't bothered putting a Wear water levels topic up as my impression is that it's paddled far less than the other three major rivers I've created topics for.

However, for partly selfish reasons, I want to establish what the rivercall levels relate to for this river - in particular the Wearhead to Eastgate section. What's a sensible minimum level, and what's a "nice" level?

From the guide:
Andy Waddington wrote: Have a look at the put-in, and if this looks good, the rest should go. If you are coming up the dale, there is a gauge at Stanhope ford. The level needs to be 1 foot or above for the top section to run. At 3 feet it will be fast.
And if you press 2 on rivercall and wait until after the Tees gauges you get today's reading of 0.165m above normal summertime flow at Stanhope and falling and 0.126m at Chester-le-Street and steady. I'm guessing this represents unpaddleable conditions for the Upper section due to no rain for the past week or two.

So are these readings based on the same gauge at Stanhope - is there a formula to convert between the two? Any information will be much appreciated!
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by stevecane » Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:19 pm

Tees at a nice level today (6PM), maybe from cowgreen?
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:14 am

stevecane wrote:Tees at a nice level today (6PM), maybe from cowgreen?
I wish there was a way of knowing when they were going to release from Cowgreen! Gauge readings at 0.13m at Barny and 0.29m at Broken Scar in the early hours this morning. If anyone paddles any sections today, can you post as to how much of a scrape it was? Cheers!
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Re: WEAR WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:15 am

Gauge still at 0.163m today, so I guess this is the standard winter low.
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by stevecane » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:27 pm

Ran Cotherstone to Barney today and it was low but definitely not too low. Not too much bum scraping...
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Re: SWALE WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:47 am

I'd like to get the Rivercall gauge calibrated for the Swale - anyone any idea what minimum readings are needed for each of the sections?
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Re: WHARFE WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:52 am

I'd like to get the Rivercall gauge calibrated for the Wharfe. Anyone (but Matt in particular) - any idea what minimum readings are needed for each of the sections?

Does around 0.2m represent a minimum for the sections mentioned above?
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Re: WHARFE WATER LEVELS

Post by Saint Matt » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:55 am

Hi,

Does anyone know if there's enough water for paddling it this weekend?

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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:11 am

Tees up to 0.25m at Barny and steady according to Rivercall after last nights rain.
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Re: WEAR WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:12 am

Wear up to 0.28m at Stanhope today. Anyone know if this is a paddleable level?
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:08 pm

Now dropped down to 0.05m! I guess it's all frozen on the Pennines, hoping it'll pick up for the weekend...

For those that are interested some online info about the Barnard Castle Gauge can be found here.
The most interesting point to note is the gauge has a maximum reading of 0.67m and any readings above this are extrapolations.
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by stevecane » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:02 pm

v.low tonight.... : - ( where did all that water go?
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:35 am

stevecane wrote:v.low tonight.... : - ( where did all that water go?
Indeed, gauge now at 0.02m! Have they turned Cow Green off, or has all the water just frozen on the Pennines?

Any chance of a visual inspection tonight Steve? I'm still holding out hopes of getting a sudden release/thaw to allow me and 20 friends to get on it this weekend!
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Re: WHARFE WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:36 am

Apparently gauge is currently 0.16m - will any sections still go at this level?
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by stevecane » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:01 am

HI Jim

I'll get a look this morning...

PS Hope it's up, we're paddling it tomorrow!

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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by stevecane » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:26 am

Just had a quick lok at the Weir at Darlington. The Tees is the lowest I've seen it for months, it's dropped a lot overnight. Get that raindance done for tonight!!
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:44 pm

Gauge was on 0.01m below! We went for a walk up to cauldron snout and discovered the reason - less than half a pipe releasing! Next time we'll be taking dynamite! Got a few hours at Teesside in the afternoon instead.

Thinking of heading down to the Wharfe tomorrow as the rain seems to be coming over heaviest a bit further south - fingers crossed!
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Re: SWALE WATER LEVELS

Post by Betty » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:46 pm

If anyone wants to know the water levels in the swale e-mail me! eharringtonl@aol.com I live right next to the river in Richmond & I check my e-mail a couple of times a day.

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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by stevecane » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:04 am

Tees in low spate now . . .
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:08 pm

I'm giving up on believing weather forecasts! Predicted 4mm of rain on the Pennines was closer to 30mm! Managed to get a run of the Upper Wear and Lower Tees in today. Tees gauge was on 0.7m last night, but had dropped to medium levels when we got on at 3:30 this afternoon.
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Re: WEAR WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:13 pm

The rivercall gauge was reading 0.8m at 3 this morning after the unprecdicted downpour last night! We tried the Upper from the waterfall, level had dropped to just over 1ft/0.35m at the Stanhope ford. The waterfall went nicely, but Killhope Burn was scrapey down to Wearhead. The rest of the run was low, but still enjoyable.
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