Dart Levels

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Post by Jack Butcher » Fri May 30, 2008 11:17 am

We need 10mm to put it back at a nice level. Upper probably went at a low level, just on the ledge, early this morning.

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Post by Jack Butcher » Sat May 31, 2008 12:20 am

Put on at 2pm lapping the ledge. Guessing it was higher first thing? didn't think we had had enough rain to bring it back up.
Saw my first fisherman today, 4 of them. They were fishing at Suprise Suprise and one further downstream. Nice enough but they did make it clear they didn't want to see me on the river again this summer. Fat chance of that. They said the fish have moved up onto the Upper now so that is where they will be fishing. Expect to see fisherman and be prepared to eddy out. But don't take any shit, we need to maintain our presence on the river this summer and remind them it isn't theirs.

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Post by Mark Allen » Sat May 31, 2008 1:33 pm

Anyone seen the river 2day?

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Post by Mark Allen » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:26 pm

Does anyone know if the Dart is still up from all the rain we had last night?

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Post by morsey » Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:38 pm

If it came up, you would have needed to be there soon after 7am to get the best flow. My guess would be that it would have dropped off by noon. might still hold but I am guessing anyhow.

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Post by KrisBD » Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:47 pm

It's low, didn't look like the rain did much to it.

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Post by Mark Allen » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:16 pm

It was well on the slab at 6.30am

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Post by johnny » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:06 pm

Ayone know if the dart is likely to go over the weekend?

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Post by jmmoxon » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:56 pm

Depends if dartcom is telling the truth...rain radars don't look as though much rain fell on Dartmoor, unfortunately Haytor gauge not working.

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:38 pm

According to the Bridford Rain Gauge 9mm fell yesterday. I am not sure if its enough rain, as these matters depends on soil saturation levels.

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Post by Mark Allen » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:48 pm

Sunday morning should be at a nice level.

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Post by Tom_Laws » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:34 am

Exeter Boater wrote:Sunday morning should be at a nice level.
Me and Dom will be there earlyish. :-)

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Post by Jack Butcher » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:38 am

Just got back from the ferry. Upper is at a sweet medium level, washing smooth over the ledge. saw it at 6:15am. Do it!

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Post by Mark Allen » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:48 pm

Got off the Dart at 2pm and the level was level with the slab. When we got on at 12pm about a 1/4 of the slab was covered.


The Erme this morning was at a fairly high level. 2.30pm it was still a nice low/mediun level but the section between the end of the gorge and the falls in the town there are 3 trees blocking the river, so be carefull.

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Post by Tom_Laws » Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:08 pm

The uuuudeee was sweet today, clean lines and clean fun. :-)

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Post by Will.S. » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:11 pm

Are we likely to have a runnable Upper dart/ other fun grade 3-4 rivers in Dartmoor/Exmoor this weekend?

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Post by Mark Allen » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:05 pm

Any one know the level today after all the rain yesterday?

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Post by Jack Butcher » Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:17 pm

Absolutely empty, just been up above newbridge playboating. we need a dumping of 15 to 20mm to bring it up to a paddleable level.

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Post by Mark Allen » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:25 pm

Its looking like we may get that rain, finger crossed! 8.5mm so far.

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Post by Jack Butcher » Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:30 pm

Upper Dart should be going in the morning. 18mm since 4 this afternoon. raining steady on the moor at the moment.

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Post by Mark Allen » Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:28 am

Any know the levels?

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:09 am

Exeter Boater wrote:Any know the levels?
27mm since 1600 yesterday, just go, dont be waiting for news from paddlers who have been out paddling

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Post by tomdowns » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:46 pm

Dart was nicely lapping the ledge this morning at 6.30 and since then we've had nearly 30mm of rain. Who's going to be around for an after work run?? Should be there for about 5.30 -6ish.

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Post by Jack Butcher » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:15 pm

Just got back from the Upper Dart. 4 runs since 6:30am, holding nicely still lapping over the ledge when we got off at 2:30pm. Heading back up there later as it is raining very heavy on the moor. Should see another nice level this evening, worth the effort.

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Post by tomdowns » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:20 pm

I'll see you there again then Jack.

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Post by The Drowned Fish » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:26 pm

Will it be going tomorrow still do you think?

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Post by tomdowns » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:29 pm

probably. I'll be there at 6 tomorrow morning i reckon as long as this rain keeps up all night. I'll post some level info later

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Post by The Drowned Fish » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:37 pm

Cheers, I might make an early mission down then!

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Post by Ross W » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:18 pm

60mm today + 28 yesterday?

Will make for a nice level tomorrow.

Although the weather has sucked today.. small little price to pay for tomorrow dont you think ?
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Post by markyparky » Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:52 pm

Are you paddling tomorrow Ross?
it's better to forget and be happy than to remember and be sad.

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