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New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by AS Watersports » Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:45 pm

We've recently learnt of a whole bunch of new webcams in the south west. We've now got them all linked to the waterlevels page of our website. There are Webcams on the Barle, Dart, Two on the Exe, Lyn, Taw, Torridge and Teign. As well as the online rain fall gauges on Dartmoor at Princetown and Hay tor and Liscombe on Exmoor. Everything you need to check before hitting the rivers of the Westcountry!

Check out our Waterlevels page HERE

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by TonyM » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:15 pm

Exbridge webcam is great - well located. Based on todays' experience, if the gravel bed in front of the far bank is just covered, and the water doesn't quite touch the bush (actually a sedge) behind it, (as it was today), you will have a good water level - few rocks, plenty of water, fast flow. The edge of the sloping shelf on the LH bridge pier is just exposed at this level.

Great resource, thanks to whoever installed/manages this webcam.

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by Vulch » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:13 am

TonyM wrote: Great resource, thanks to whoever installed/manages this webcam.

Tony
Umm... I think it might be the fisherfolk. Not quite sure what they would think if they knew we were using it ;-)

Which part of the river did you find was at a good level? Barle Tarr Steps to Dulverton? Dulverton to Exbridge? Bolham downwards? It would be good to have some sort of calibration guide (?) to equate webcam levels to actual river levels, if that makes sense... Sort of like a Newbridge Slab thing... Perhaps it could be put on the AS side of the link...

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by TonyM » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:10 pm

Hi Vulch
We paddled Dulverton to Exbridge - this was a good high level. Beacuse there aren't many tribs above, it was probably like this from Tarr Steps down. I don't know the Exe section well, so I can't comment on Bolham etc.

There is a calibation window on the cam - click on the time cells below the image. This doesn't work too well as the image is in shadow much of the time; this is why I use the bush next to the ramp.

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by AS Watersports » Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:38 pm

We've added yet another webcam to our waterlevels page today. This one over looks the weir on the Tavy in the middle of Tavistock. For those that don't know the Tavy is a great paddle, with sections of 4+, 3 and 2(3). Plus the lower section is a great club run, that holds its water well, and offers a great alternative to the Dart Loop.

Check out the web cam on our Waterlevels Page

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by pete thorn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:54 pm

The Watersmeet webcam is now live and can be viewed at http://www.access-technology.net/watersmeet/
Some real thanks are due to Julian and Steve at National Trust for pushing this through, and to the EA for funding it. The minimum level they agree to has been fixed through consultation and local paddlers confirm that when it's on red it's not worth paddling. Today it was just on the green/red boundary on the gauge. A run was possible but would have been an unsatisfying bump and scrape. Now we just need to add water.
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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by Rinseout » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:54 pm

pete thorn wrote:The Watersmeet webcam is now live and can be viewed at http://www.access-technology.net/watersmeet/
Some real thanks are due to Julian and Steve at National Trust for pushing this through, and to the EA for funding it. The minimum level they agree to has been fixed through consultation and local paddlers confirm that when it's on red it's not worth paddling. Today it was just on the green/red boundary on the gauge. A run was possible but would have been an unsatisfying bump and scrape. Now we just need to add water.
The main image is not working for me just the smaller ones underneath

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by Mark Allen » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:10 pm

Me too!

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by jmmoxon » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:28 pm

Thought I'd bounce this back to the top - the Dartcam has been switched off as the "paddling season" is over! The Rockford Inn webcam on Upper East Lyn is also offline at moment, but the Watersmeet camera is working (& showing well into the red)

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by Ollieswims! » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:33 am

Mike, I believe that the watersmeet webcam will also be switched off on the 31st.

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by jmmoxon » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:52 pm

fishing webcams site has been improved http://www.farsondigital.co.uk/england_webcams.php

& now includes Picture Gallery where you can look back to pictures for particular dates - could be useful for seeing what level looked like last time you were there

Watersmeet camera appears to have been working today - although not at this time...

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Re: New Webcams in the Southwest

Post by jmmoxon » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:51 am

Dart at Buckfastleigh now also has a webcam:

http://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/l ... fastleigh/

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