NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

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Re: Is there any water in the tees

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Re: Is there any water in the tees

Post by lou » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:47 pm

I'm paddling the Tees tomorrow. I have looked on www.peakfreak.co.uk at the levels and it's low. It does run in almost all conditions, so should be paddleable, even if it's a bit rocky in places.
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Re: Is there any water in the tees

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Re: Is there any water in the tees

Post by nick 16 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:15 pm

I paddled it yesterday at a medium level, lots of big sheets of ice lining the banks 6-8 inch thick, the current level on the ea site is what we paddled it at yesterday.

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Re: Is there any water in the tees

Post by Michaeli » Sat Jan 01, 2011 10:27 pm

Thanks all, should be a good trip then.

Might even see a few of you there.

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Re: Is there any water in the tees

Post by BillAnderson » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:43 pm

Was a nice low medium level today at High Low.
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Re: Is there any water in the tees

Post by lou » Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:56 pm

Certainly looks cold. I'll be taking my fleecy pogies tomorrow!

Should be fun though :)

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Re: SWALE WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:06 am

The Park Bridge gauge has now been down for over a month, which is somewhat annoying! I've just emailed the EA to attempt to find out what's happening with it - will post again when I get some more info.
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Re: SWALE WATER LEVELS

Post by lou » Sat Jan 15, 2011 2:56 pm

Any level info for the Swale (Keld Gorge)? We're thinking of doing it tomorrow, but it's a bit of a drive so would like to know the levels beforehand.

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Re: SWALE WATER LEVELS

Post by Andrew Battye » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:25 pm

lou wrote:Any level info for the Swale (Keld Gorge)? We're thinking of doing it tomorrow, but it's a bit of a drive so would like to know the levels beforehand.

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Its mahoosive at the moment!
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:46 pm

Its huge at the moment! Greta also off its proverbial chest area! Stay safe out there!
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Re: WHARFE WATER LEVELS

Post by DDMC » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:05 pm

Was going to do the wharfe today at 2 o colock but we decided that the river was way too high.
Linton falls was huge!
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Re: WHARFE WATER LEVELS

Post by MattBibbings » Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:28 pm

HUGE today @ 7pm

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Re: SWALE WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:44 pm

Jim Pullen wrote:The Park Bridge gauge has now been down for over a month, which is somewhat annoying! I've just emailed the EA to attempt to find out what's happening with it - will post again when I get some more info.
Round 1:
Simon Wood wrote:Dear James

Thank you for your feedback and identifying that Park Bridge (West
Stonesdale), station ID 8159 is shown as not currently active. I have
investigating this with the local operational team to find out if this
station can be made active.

Our Frequently Asked Questions Number 27 on our website at:
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/st ... I_FAQs.pdf provides responses to why a site is shown as Station Not Active.

It is necessary for us to sometimes suspend sites and not publish
information where we are undertaking works at the site that could lead
to gaps in the data being provided or misleading information or if there
are persistent problems with incorrect or missing data or we do not have
enough contextual information or data available to make the measurements
relevant to the public.

In the mean time I hope that you will our River Levels Service useful

Kind Regards

Simon Wood
Team Leader Hydrometric Data
Hydrometry & Telemetry Monitoring
National Monitoring Service
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I've asked him to let me know when he has more info...
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Re: SWALE WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:40 pm

It's back!

Not sure if it was me giving them a prod that did it, but who cares, glad to see its return!
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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by tyne tour » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:43 pm

Paddled abbey rapid to whorlton guage says 1.29 at 18.40 we paddled at 13.00.
Being a local paddler I have done this trip numerous times, today was the biggest I have seen it big waves & stoppers.

The TREE is now mid river at the Greta confluence & no real hazard.

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Re: TEES WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:24 pm

tyne tour wrote:Paddled abbey rapid to whorlton guage says 1.29 at 18.40 we paddled at 13.00.
Being a local paddler I have done this trip numerous times, today was the biggest I have seen it big waves & stoppers.
Looking at the gauge info, I'd say it was about 1.50m when you where there. I did the Greta down to Whorlton a few weeks ago when it was at 1.90. The waves above whorlton where a couple of storeys high and it took some made PLFing to avoid them and hit the get-out eddy by the trib on the left.

It seems amazing how much water you can get in the Tees - the record for the gauge is around 2.60m!

The calibrations I have for the Tees Barny to Winston section are something like 0.6m low, 0.8m medium, 1.0m high, 1.2m very high.

It's still dropping now, but I'd expect it to stay at a good medium for tomorrow and the Greta may still just go, even if there's no more rain. Forecast looks like there might be a bit more to come though...
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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:34 am

I've now combined all water level discussions into this one thread.

Please see the very first post in this topic for a summary of all means of finding out water levels in the North East. Please contribute below if you have any corrections or additional info.
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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by warren » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:13 pm

Thanks Jim .
Saves loads of messing about looking for the info.
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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sun May 22, 2011 8:20 am

Tees has come up to a low/medium overnight - heading out now...
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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sun May 22, 2011 4:25 pm

Jim Pullen wrote:Tees has come up to a low/medium overnight - heading out now...
Well that was fun! Turned out to be closer to medium/high on the Upper - middleton gauge was on 0.87m at 0545, but I think it may have come up a bit more, will have to wait for the update. The Greta was still dry when I went over it and the lower tees looked quite low, I suspect it will be up by now.

Edit: Looks to have been around 0.8m when we were there, rose to ~0.95m and has been slowly dropping since. Should still run tomorrow for those of you who don't have to work!
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River Tees water levels

Post by chris5x » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:19 am

Thinking of running the Tees below High Force to Low Force on Sunday. Anyone know what the levels are like at the moment?

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Re: River Tees water levels

Post by mpooleman » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:36 am

Middleton is a bit below the upper section you are talking about but gives you a bit of an idea

I think it will need some more rain before sunday

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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:21 am

The calibration for the Middleton gauge is roughly low: 0.6m, medium 0.8m, high 1.0m. The gauge will tell you what high force to low force was like an hour or two before the reading. Use the gauges for Harwood and Moorhouse to predict whether the levels are rising or falling - they're about one to two hours ahead of what the Upper Tees will be doing.

There's a bit more rain forecast, so it should be at a reasonable level on Sunday.
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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by chris5x » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:33 am

Ok thanks for the updates guys, the alternative was the River Leven but we will be putting it to a vote.

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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by Scotty156 » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:31 pm

Hi,
I was looking at taking a group upto Tees tomorrow and running 'high force to low force section but EA gauge is at 0.57 so I'm thinking it's vtoo low. .

We are traveling from Liverpool area so aren't sure wot rain has fell up there today !!! Can anyone help with any advice or info on any rainfall today.

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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:47 pm

No rain at all I'm afraid! Might be some drizzle overnight, but not enough to bring it up. You'll probably get over dog-leg and low force at these levels, but scrapey in between. Why not go to the barrage instead?
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Re: NORTH EAST WATER LEVELS

Post by Scotty156 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:50 am

Thnx,
Doesn't look good then. Will travel welsh and hit the Tryweryn as guarenteed water there. Will wait until lvls come up before we travel up and run the Tees. .

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