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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by wakey » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:09 pm

any chance of a run sat mrng, or will it have dropped too much ?

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Post by Mark Allen » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:55 pm

wakey wrote:any chance of a run sat mrng, or will it have dropped too much ?

Need more rain now - fingers crossed!!

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Post by jmmoxon » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:14 am

According to the EA gauges the West Dart at Two Bridges had risen 30cm by 9.45pm, but at Hexworthy hadn't really come up yet, East Dart & Erme hadn't changed, the Plym had come up a bit (but that was at midday & not since) & the Tavy at Mary Tavy was up 50cm (out of it's normal range)

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Post by jam bo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:13 am

west and east dart were high this morning. was well onto the slab at newbridge, I couldnt see if it was as far as the steps.

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Post by Mark Allen » Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:41 pm

Dart at Newbridge at 11.00am was partly covering the slab, washing round the top rock. I guess it is starting to rise again with todays rain!!!

We were confronted by an angry bloke from the Dart Fisherys after the run at Newbridge, saying we were committing agravated tresspas - We were polite and sent him on his way!!!

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Post by Mark Allen » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:01 pm

Just been told the East and West Dart is bankfull - so Upper Dart will be high this afternoon/ evening - should still be on in the morning!!! See you there......

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:20 pm

Mark Allen wrote:We were confronted by an angry bloke from the Dart Fisherys after the run at Newbridge, saying we were committing aggravated trespass
It's not aggravated trespass, but mere trespass if you are walking on the banks, where the man owner or their agent need to challenge you whilst actually trespassing. Tell the Dart Fisheries that you go paddling when the river is in condition, and it's best their find a workable understanding that this is the way things are, and we'll avoid any confrontation with fishermen whilst on the river.

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Post by Mark Allen » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:34 pm

That preaty much what we said. We got on as usually at Dartmeet and got off on the ledge at Newbridge, and didnt get out anywhere between.

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Post by jam bo » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:25 pm

Mark Allen wrote:Just been told the East and West Dart is bankfull - so Upper Dart will be high this afternoon/ evening - should still be on in the morning!!! See you there......
Still bankful at 5pm and raining hard.

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Post by MattC » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:28 pm

Is there anyone from Exeter planning to paddle in the morning (or other occasions for that matter) that I could join? I've moved down here permanently now so looking to meet other local boaters.

I'm lacking transport but willing to pay in beer / fuel money...!

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Matt

P.S. Mods - sorry for wrong forum, but I figured it's much more likely to get picked up in time here...

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Post by andy i » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:42 am

The Dart is on the lower part of the ledge at New Bridge, 7.30 am, but it has stopped raining, so if you want a paddle then you had best get there ASAP.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Quinny » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:42 pm

It's still at the lower part of the ledge and drizzling steadily with intermittent heavy showers. Plenty of boaters about!

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Post by Mark Allen » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:10 pm

andy i wrote:The Dart is on the lower part of the ledge at New Bridge, 7.30 am, but it has stopped raining, so if you want a paddle then you had best get there ASAP.

Level held all morning, just starting to drop, still lapping the ledge. Had a load of hassle for a bloke from Dart Fisheries!!!

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Post by morsey » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:40 pm

If he is causing a nuisance and harassing paddlers then you should call the Police.

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Post by jmmoxon » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:05 pm

Erme & Plym both headed out of their average range at 2pm on the gauges & still raining - levels are going to be massive this evening.

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Post by jmmoxon » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:50 pm

Erme & Plym had both come up at least 1/2 a metre by 3.15pm (about 1 foot above average range) & still rising, West Dart was also on it's way up fast.

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Post by Mark Allen » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:26 pm

Ledge was 3/4 covered when we left. Rising fast. Good fun was had by all!!!

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Post by Welshkate » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:52 pm

Whats the chances of the Upper running Saturday, boys and girls?
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Post by Mark Allen » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:05 pm

Needs 15mm of rain to make it worth while. If its comes im in.

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Post by Jim Pullen » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:45 am

jmmoxon wrote:
To find out what is happening on the West Dart at Hexworthy http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=3212

Further upstream at Two Bridges http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=3213

& on the East Dart at Bellever http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=3215

On the main river the only online gauge is at Buckfastleigh http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=3216

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Looks like if both East & West Dart spike just above typical range then the ledge will be covered, but not up the steps (at Buckfastleigh the gauge just about reached the top of it's typical range).

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Has anyone worked out any further info on what the gauges mean yet please? We've got very little data for the southwest in general for our EA calibrations and would appreciate some more data for our project if anyone knows.
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Post by jmmoxon » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:39 pm

We've had b*****r all rain down this way this year

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Post by Mark Allen » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:51 pm

I think we have had 8 days when the Darts been up, unlike last summer at 50+ days!!! Lets hope for a wet winter!!!

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Post by Mark Allen » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:56 am

Dartmoor rivers all running well!!! Have a good day...

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Post by Quinny » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:36 am

Mark Allen wrote:Dartmoor rivers all running well!!! Have a good day...
Indeed they are! The Slab is completely covered at Newbridge, with a good amount of water flowing through the third arch. Happy paddling!

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Post by Mark Allen » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:52 pm

Just lapping the slab at 4pm. Large Tree blocking the center arch (main channel) at Newbridge!!!

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Post by jam bo » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:02 am

Dropped right back this morning. I don't think that tree will be going anywhere without assistance.

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Post by jmmoxon » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:10 am

Looks good for today - the ledge should be covered later on. Tavy doesn't seem to be coming up much though.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by HUNTER » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:12 am

The Tavy will be up by 12. The main rain fell early this morning.

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Post by jam bo » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:06 am

Level was still below the ledge at 7.30am but with the amount of rain falling it should be up pretty soon...

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Mark Allen » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:12 pm

Good levels 2day. High from late morning, dropping slowerly through out the afternoon.

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