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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by Vulch » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:26 pm

Was a few inches off the ledge when we left yesterday. It was the busiest I have ever seen the Loop in 20 years. Perhaps I just haven't paddled at weekends much, or perhaps people just don't search out other, quieter rivers any more.... Or perhaps the Loop was the only thing running yesterday...

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by superman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:33 pm

First preweekend rain in weeks. Gotta be done!!

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Post by Ollie5 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:32 pm

We ran the Teign on saturday, just a handful of people running it, its worth a look at medium levels quite technical with nice st of Salmon Steps. Loop was rammed yesterday, we got on at 9am, my lad done a 2nd run at speed about 12.30 and passed well over 100 paddlers all queing to run a feature.

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Post by Daffers » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:18 pm

Heading back down again this weekend... Any news on levels?!! Or will the shear voloume of plastic on the Dart displace enough water for it to be of an alright level?!!
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Post by Mark Gawler » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:06 pm

Looking at the Forecast and the current level, even if it doesn't rain tomorrow, there will be at least a healthy base flow on Saturday.
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Post by jmmoxon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:42 pm

& the forecast is for rain on Friday & Saturday nights...

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Post by neil.farmer » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:28 pm

Comming down from the far north this weekend.....

Thinking of the u.dart/loop on Saturday, Erme/dart on Sunday. Any local thoughts on if there is enough water to do this? Good levels? High end, low end?

Many thanks for any information!
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Post by Chas C » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:37 pm

Neil - good to see you again, it looks like we will get rain tonight and tomorrow. Loop and Upper will be ok tomorrow and so might be the Erme early on, would think it might be a bit low on Sunday for the Erme though.

What time will you get down ?.

Levels would guess medium tomorrow (maybe bit better), with medium low on Sunday, but would be more than happy to be wrong and underestimate.

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Post by jmmoxon » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:48 am

Pretty much everything seems to be running this morning (even the East Okement, which will be dropping quick once rain stops), except the Plym...

More rain due on South Dartmoor on Sunday morning.

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Post by jmmoxon » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:27 pm

Chas' predictions were pretty much spot on. Today's rain went up the channel rather than over Dartmoor, so next weather system looks like Tuesday.

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Post by jmmoxon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:42 pm

This Sunday:

Dart Fun and White Water Race

Sunday 11th December 2011

Race control will be at the River Dart County Park car park from 1000.

There will be events taking place on the loop, lower and lower lower Dart every on welcome.

First race starting 1130 on the loop.

Further details http://www.bcusw.org/downloads/JulyA201 ... 2011-1.pdf
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Post by jmmoxon » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:50 am

Looks like heavy rain from 9am to midday will have stuff running in the afternoon.

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Post by AS Watersports » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:51 am

At 7.20 this morning the entire slab was covered. There was pools either side of third arch but a few inches off running through it.

Still dropping.

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Post by Bod » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:55 am

Question is how many steps it peaked on at midnight? West Dart had dropped a full metre off the overnight peak by 7:20am. Did you have a good run Liam? I was at work by 7:20am :-(
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Post by AS Watersports » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:27 pm

Hey Bod,

Tide line was big high.

I think we guessed at 5th step. Nice cruisy level but bloody cold!

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Post by Mark Allen » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:16 pm

Ledge half covered at 1230pm - Lovley levels on the Upper. Yes peaked at 5th step at some point overnight.

The tree that was in the pool above suprsise suprise is now wedged in the river right channel - be carefull!!

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Post by jmmoxon » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:54 am

Looking at the gauge above, West Dart has come back up again this morning.

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Post by SteveW » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:43 pm

Ledge 3/4 covered at 3pm today

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Post by Gwilym » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:08 pm

Good run on The Loop this morning.

Was lapping over the slab at 10ish but probably dropping as we paddled as no rain during the morning.

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Post by Mark R » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:09 pm

How is Dartmoor looking?
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Post by Mark Allen » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:23 pm

Dart is rising rapidly. But not massive. Not too much rain forecast. Proberly lapping ledge 2moro morning, unless it rains appears from somewhere?

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Post by jmmoxon » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:32 am

Yealm, Walkham & Erme peaked about 6 to 7pm, so not great for south side of moor, however, Dart was still rising then, Tamar was big at 11pm & Teign was peaking then.

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Post by jmmoxon » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:19 am

Overnight drizzle has kept the Dart on the ledge, Erme looks okay too.

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Post by jmmoxon » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:12 am

Heavy rain between 6 & 10pm has kept the Dart on the ledge (peaked about midnight).

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Post by mike sutcliffe » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:57 pm

Looks like quite a bit of rain tomorrow morning (Tues) - anyone up for a run down the Upper in the early afternoon - shuttle etc?

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Post by Mark Allen » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:18 pm

Lapping the ledge all day today, apparantly more rain forecast 2nite so could be high at some point 2moro!

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Post by jmmoxon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:31 am

Dart is up on the steps, Tavy also quite high & East Okement & Plym just paddleable about 6am, but rain hasn't hit south Dartmoor so hard.

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Post by enb » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:30 pm

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Dart is looking huge

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Post by enb » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:45 pm

Mark Gawler wrote:
enb wrote:Dart is looking huge
http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... =3&t=85941
I did see that thread but thought as this is the levels update page it would be a good place to document the level for today as reference.

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