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Post by Ross W » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:53 am

any idea for today?
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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:02 pm

Cold frosty night no rain today I would think lower than yesterday?

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:30 pm

The level has dropped a bit, but the moor is still wet. Its still a good level with not so many rocks to upset the dynamic lines. Surprise Surprise was still clean, and Triple 1 a small drop.

The forecast is for the next 10 days, NO rain, so we are facing dropping conditions. For this coming weekend, all levels would still be OK, the threat of heavy frosts looks low. Through next week, we'll be heading back to low water conditions.

Rain due on the 22nd Dec.

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Post by Zeropug » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:53 pm

Another frosty night, cars in ditches but the level was just by like a few mm on the ledge. Just about holding for now.

Hi Simon i was paddling the yellow blisstick scud today on the upper when ben and i saw you.


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Post by Ross W » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:54 pm

Zeropug wrote:Another frosty night, cars in ditches but the level was just by like a few mm on the ledge. Just about holding for now.

Hi Simon I was paddling the yellow blisstick scud today on the upper when ben and I saw you.


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That cars now gone :P

and i think its droped alittle but the web (i think thats the river) seems to be dumping alot of water in to the loop!
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Post by waverider73 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:16 pm

Am I right in guessing that the loop will be ok for the next few days ?

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Post by Ross W » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:57 pm

i really wouldnt like to say, how ever it shall be ok for tomorrow :)
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Post by waverider73 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:48 pm

cheers wildross
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Post by Denys » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:14 pm

Is it still holding or has it dropped significantly below the slab today? Wouldn't it be great if a camera appeared opposite the slab, please Father Christmas . . . !
Any idea of the Tavy level?

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:02 pm

Denys wrote:Is it still holding or has it dropped significantly below the slab today? Wouldn't it be great if a camera appeared opposite the slab, please Father Christmas . . . !
Any idea of the Tavy level?
Another day, and lower we go. The Upper is still OK to paddle, although the rocks are starting to slow me down .

The Tavy will certainly be too low by now.

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Post by Zoe Newsam » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:15 pm

Simon, where is the water level in relation to the New Bridge ledge?

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:37 am

Zoe Newsam wrote:Simon, where is the water level in relation to the New Bridge ledge?

Ta!
It is now under the slab by a few inches. Its an OK low level, the rocks do not upset you too much.

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Post by kayakerdad » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:26 pm

Hi

Does anyone have an idea what the level may be like by Sunday will it still be playable etc, will it be worth a 3 hour drive?

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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:03 pm

Over the next few days the temps. are forecast to drop.

These lowland temps. will be lower again over Dartmoor, also the wind chill will make the day feel colder. If it freezes on the moor over night, this effects levels not allowing ground water to leach into the river.

There is no rain forecast because there is a high over us at the moment.

Taking all this into consideration water levels will keep dropping. By Sunday they are going to be lower then the present level at New Bridge.

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Post by Mark Allen » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:26 pm

is dartmeet going to be paddlable 2moro (sunday)?

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Post by younggun » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:32 pm

Should be but low. Today was about 6 inches under the slab but upper was ok.

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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:38 am

younggun wrote:Should be but low. Today was about 6 inches under the slab but upper was ok.
All Dartmoor rivers VERY COLD AND VERY LOW.

Great for Mitch at A.S. Watersports and other retailers as you take lots of plastic off your boats.

Most of the Exe ok for the intro kayaker.

Barle bump and scrape not nice, Lyn gorge low but ok, but thats it on Exmoor.

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Post by Laurence Mezo » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:02 pm

Paddled loop and upper today. Both were OK. Levels were about 6 inches below the slab.

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Post by Mark Allen » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:42 am

is the dart too low to paddle the upper and loop?

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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:58 am

exeter boater wrote:is the dart too low to paddle the upper and loop?
Don't know I am in warm office packing up for Christmas. However judging from the freezing temp's I would imagine most of the water is frozen into the Moor.

By the week-end not worried about water levels, as I am on my way to Haute Provence where it is even colder, but with snow clad mountains in the distance.

Happy Christmas.

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Post by KrisBD » Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:48 pm

The Dart is currently very low.

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Post by Mark Allen » Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:36 am

i will be driving over new bridge later today, so i will post just how low it is incase people are intrested.

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Post by Chas C » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:19 pm

It was about 8's off the ledge on Saturday, and rose an inch or so during the day as the weather warmed up.

Needs rain now - due 25th and 28th, hopefully next weekend should be better.

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Post by Mark Allen » Mon Dec 24, 2007 4:55 pm

i drove over new bridge at 1530 and the level is 6-7 inches below the slab., however it was looking like it was about to rain so maybe it might be up a bit for xmas day and boxing day!!!

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Post by Mark Allen » Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:21 am

17.2 mm of rain last nite!!!!! should be at a medium level today!!!

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Post by Veedurb » Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:48 am

Ledge half covered early doors this morn (second hand report) sob sob
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Post by Mark Allen » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:39 pm

any ideas on the the level for boxing day mid morning?

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Post by Vulch » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:03 am

6-8 inches below slab at 3pm on Boxing Day.

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Post by younggun » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:48 am

Veedurb wrote:Ledge half covered early doors this morn (second hand report) sob sob
Was an excellent day on Upper and the Erme ;)

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Post by Flis » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:31 pm

What was the height of the dart compared to the slab at Newbridge today?

Could be paddling the upper tommorrow and just wondering what to expect this run?

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