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Post by Zeropug » Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:38 pm

A mate of mine paddled the Upper today took the beat down on nice high levels in a playboat, good side is he's ok, bad side is he lost his paddle.



He lost a:

Black Lettmann Paddle



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Strainer in middle of river just below Euthnasia



Contact him if you pick it up, his e-mail and phone no.

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Post by Le_bambino » Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:24 pm

Good level on the Dart today. Water flowing back through the third arch. Most of you will allready know. It was completely ramsacked.
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Post by TonyM » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:27 am

Great to hear there's a webcam coming to Newbridge - the only sensible place for a gauge.

How about we call it the Slabcam?

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Post by wayne230uk » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:35 pm

Good level today really nice at 10.30 hrs still holding, just covering the ledge[/url]

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Post by Wease » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:28 pm

Hi
I would just like to say thanks to the guys who helped out with catching runaway boats on the Loop yesterday - very much appreciated :)
I know one guy's name was Denzil, but I know there were others who lent a hand.
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Post by timrockape » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:33 pm

Denzil? In an eskimo salto? Normally found on here under the title of Stone weasel if you want to thank him!
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Post by Wease » Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:36 pm

Hmm, I didn't get chance to see what boat it was, I saw it was orange though.
Will have a go
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Post by Turtle » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:05 pm

Wease wrote:Hmm, I didn't get chance to see what boat it was, I saw it was orange though.
Will have a go
Thanks
Yeah that was Denzil, Chris (h2ocoaching) was the green/yellow 420 and I was in the blue 420. You looked like you were enjoying yourselves anyway.
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Post by Wease » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:16 pm

It was good fun. I'm feeling the effects of the rescues now though :S
Its a shame there wasn't really anything that would have been the right level (group wise, not river level) - we had to send some of the group back to the vehicles while the rest bombed down after it got to 3pm. I guess next time we should filter the group before we leave home if its raining that much.

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Post by Ross W » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:39 pm

Any body know of the level ?
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Post by Zeropug » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:45 am

yesterday (tuesday) paddled the upper, the level in the morning was at the ledge and when we got off it was an inch or two below.
But with 38mm+ of rain this is going to go up again.

Does anyone know the walker walking along the banks of the upper dart on monday picking up peoples lost kayaking gear?
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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:10 pm

This morning at around 8-30am the Dart was the highest seen this season so far, and it was still raining. It has rained over Dart Moor most of the morning.

So extremly high levels can be expected

All the best.

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Post by b_boy02 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:52 pm

Not that im around at the moment but I would love to see some photos if anyone takes any they can post up!

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the walker??

Post by monkey ben » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:53 pm

Does anyone know the walker walking along the banks of the upper dart on monday picking up peoples lost kayaking gear?[/quote]

yeah, that walker has got my paddle! anyone know who it is?

paddle is black, Streamlyte playstix.

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Post by Ross W » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:35 pm

Dart was high,

there's some pics floating about of it from today!

will hold for a few days
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Re: the walker??

Post by Simon Westgarth » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:47 am

monkey ben wrote:Does anyone know the walker walking along the banks of the upper dart on monday picking up peoples lost kayaking gear?
yeah, that walker has got my paddle! anyone know who it is?

paddle is black, Streamlyte playstix.[/quote]

I did see anyone with any paddling gear, although I was on there after 1300

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Post by waverider73 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:03 pm

Dart was a treat this morning, and still rising. rising levels should make a very good weekend.

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Post by Ross W » Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:26 pm

waverider73 wrote:Dart was a treat this morning, and still rising. rising levels should make a very good weekend.
and its still raining constant in plymouth!
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Post by Mark Allen » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:44 pm

we just paddled the dart at a very good high height!!! the water is flowing though the 3rd arch at new bridge!!! and its still raining!!!!! were in for a great weekend!!!!!!!!

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Post by StoneWeasel » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:54 pm

Only just came across this thread.

No worries for helping with the rescue and just for the record I was in my Super RAD rather than my slightly bust up Salto (Nice new shiny one on way =D).

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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:06 am

At 2300 hrs last night the Dart was flowing through the third Arch at New Bridge. At that time the river was still rising.

Rain does seemed to have eased over the moor in the early morning. However severe gale warnings have been issued by the met office.

Both Dart Moor and Exe Moor are carrying huge amounts of water. This means a prolonged heavy shower will raise levels very fast. Rivers like the Tavy, Plym and Erm will rise faster than the Dart. However they will drop faster.

Rivers like the Barle and Lyn with long steep sided catchments rise very fast as well. I was on the Barle (high volume easy class 3) last Sunday, but swimming was not an option. The run very much amplified just how dangerous paddling tree lined uk rivers on high flows can be.

There could be a great deal of water this wk-end. Hopefully we will not get a repeat of last week ends Dart Moor river carnage

Please be carefull.

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Post by Mark Allen » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:33 am

does any one know what the dart is doing at new bridge???

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:34 am

exeter boater wrote:does any one know what the dart is doing at new bridge???
Not sure, we're all off paddling as its raining.

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Post by Kitty » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:38 am

I'll be on foot today with my camera, so where's going to be the best place to capture the carnage? I was thinking Euthanasia, but will it be washed out and pointless?

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Post by Ray Latham » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:43 am

I reckon the Gun Barrel rapid, a bit uprstream of euthinasia.

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Post by Daffers » Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:34 pm

What rivers did people do today???
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Post by Luke Edwards » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:18 am

whats going on with the water levels this morning, good high level?

any info cheers
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Post by Luke Edwards » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:13 pm

level was on the slab at newbridge. pretty good level.
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Post by Mark Allen » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:39 pm

does anyone know the level 2day?

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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:50 pm

Midday to day the water was on the slab above Newbridge.

Thats quite good to hold that level with the hard frost last night. But another cold night tonight will drop levels again. However the good thing, is there must be a lot of water locked into the Moor.

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