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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Mark Allen » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:13 am

Vulch wrote:
R4 wrote:Also a heads up, there is a fairly big new tree across the river on the last mile - on the left hand bend with the cliff in front. We could get round/through it at a low level so shouldnt cause any big problems unless you're a swimmer.
Is this tree on the Loop section? I'm guessing it's on Spindryer? Will it cause problems at higher levels? I'm running a group down there in a few weeks time - would be good to have some more info if possible.

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No it is on the end section on the Upper.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by R4 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:32 pm

Vulch wrote:
R4 wrote:Also a heads up, there is a fairly big new tree across the river on the last mile - on the left hand bend with the cliff in front. We could get round/through it at a low level so shouldnt cause any big problems unless you're a swimmer.
Is this tree on the Loop section? I'm guessing it's on Spindryer? Will it cause problems at higher levels? I'm running a group down there in a few weeks time - would be good to have some more info if possible.

Cheers,

Simon
Not yet!

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by andy i » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:53 am

The Dart was just on the ledge this morning at 7am, but it will drop as the day goes on.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Mark Allen » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:23 pm

The Dart is now 6 inches below the slab and will drop too low without anymore rain.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Simon Westgarth » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:54 pm

Mark Gawler, can you adjust the functionality of the twitter feed, the latest tweet, is the first to be auto scrolled down, thus if you are not quick its gone......

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Post by Mark Gawler » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:59 pm

Simon Westgarth wrote:can you adjust the functionality of the twitter feed, the latest tweet, is the first to be auto scrolled down, thus if you are not quick its gone......
I wish I could, I'm still looking in to it. See here in the main twitter thread
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Post by MikeStorrar » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:13 pm

This is great.....save hours of driving
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Post by jmmoxon » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:55 am

Forecast looks good for tomorrow afternoon.

However, it seems to be changing on an almost hourly basis.

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Post by jmmoxon » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:20 pm

Despite rain gauges on Cornish & Devon coast showing 25 & 30mm today, Dartcom only made it to 13mm & the Dart didn't get anywhere near the ledge.

Looks like we'll have to wait until next week's heavy rain forecast.

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Post by Will K » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:08 pm

jmmoxon wrote:Despite rain gauges on Cornish & Devon coast showing 25 & 30mm today, Dartcom only made it to 13mm & the Dart didn't get anywhere near the ledge.

Looks like we'll have to wait until next week's heavy rain forecast.

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You mean this weeks heavy rain forecast.

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Post by jmmoxon » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:05 pm

You mean this weeks heavy rain forecast.
No, I mean the forecast of heavy rain for next week! You can tell it's rained - the RiverDart webcam has packed up again.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Mark Allen » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:06 pm

jam bo wrote:for reference where are people measured the level to the ledge?

I'm posting on the twitter thing as tavy_paddler. I estimated 6 inches below the highest point earlier but a 45 min later message estimated an inch.

We use the lowest part of the slab upstream of the steps. The bit that goes in the water first.

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Post by monkey ben » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:02 am

Morning! River dart country park webcam now working. Looks like level is rising. If it's up later On around lunch anyone heading that way?

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by TimRips » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:08 pm

Ben, Dartcam show its risen a bit so I'm gonna head out and take a look, will aim to be at Newbridge around 1. Feel free to come along if you want, will try fit a low water upper run in if possible.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by BigPhil » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:11 pm

I'm a bit confused by the above thread, I will be around Dartmoor this weekend with a boat and am wondering whether a low water run of the upper dart and/or lyn would be possible. I know levels are low and that there is a little bit of rain forecast but will it dissappear due to recently dry moors or provide enough for low water boating?

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by justin-g » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:58 pm

Not looking great for the weekend - Dart up now but no way will it hold for the weekend with the rain forecast. South wales looks a better bet at the mo.

Scrub that - the forecast keeps changing and now show mucho rain for sat.
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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Mark Allen » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:58 pm

At the moment Satuarday is looking like it will be ok. As Justin said the forecasts are changing hourly!!!

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by geomore » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:03 pm

On the ledge at about 1pm today, same level at 4pm, but dropping. Great "havn't been in a boat in months" run of the upper. Bit of rain for the weekend (likely) and it will be sweet. Shame, I have to go to Wales (to paddle)

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Post by KrisBD » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:08 pm

Currently (about 3ish) it looked to be about 2-3 inches below the ledge from a quick glance as I went over the bridge.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by R4 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:45 am

11.4 mil over night. Dart will be peachy unless I'm very much mistaken - I'm expecting to see no parking at newbridge!

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Post by MikeStorrar » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:02 pm

What's happening down at the Dart - anyone paddled today (Saturday 24-10)?
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Post by Bod » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:10 pm

It was flowing over the entire slab @2pm but I expect it has dropped since. Good level.
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Post by jmmoxon » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:24 pm

Covering lowest part of ledge by 5pm. Plym was good to go in morning & Erme was a bit high first thing.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Mark Allen » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:40 am

The Dart is a few inches below the slab.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Will K » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:30 pm

Does anyone know if there might be any water for the morning? The webcam seems to be stuck at 12.34pm!

Has it been raining on moor today! Any info would be great!

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Post by trickywhu » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:33 pm

according to dartcom been 1.2mm but has been hammering down in plymouth all afternoon. Erme or Plym might be going?

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Post by Mark Allen » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:34 pm

Will K wrote:Does anyone know if there might be any water for the morning? The webcam seems to be stuck at 12.34pm!

Has it been raining on moor today! Any info would be great!
Currently 4-6 inches below the slab and its started raining, so fingers crossed.

http://www.dartcom.co.uk/weather/index.php

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Post by jmmoxon » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:48 pm

http://www.bridford.metsite.com/ and http://www.lyneside.demon.co.uk/Haytor/ ... ge_Pro.htm

Both rain gauges on east side of Dartmoor (so in rain shadow) they generally record slightly less rainfall than Dartcom so provide a useful check on Dartcom's accuracy (0 & 0.8mm today so 1.2mm is probably correct - needs more like 10mm)

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by tomdowns » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:58 pm

I'm based in Ivybridge so will check the Erme in the morning if anybody is around for a paddle send me a PM and I'll get in touch.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by morsey » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:14 pm

Level was about two/three inches below the slab when we arrived at the Dart at 9am this morning.

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