Upper Wye trees

South of Severn/ Rheidol catchment
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SimonMW
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Upper Wye trees

Post by SimonMW » Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:02 pm

One river wide tree lodged on the approach into Letterbox rapid on the upper Wye. Doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon, and if it does could well lodge into the letterbox slot itself...

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Re: Upper Wye trees

Post by thomguy1 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:19 pm

Thanks Simon, which rapid is 'Letterbox', is that the rapid after the cut out of a man on the old bridge?

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Re: Upper Wye trees

Post by SimonMW » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:48 pm

No. It's well before that. Letterbox at low/medium is a bit of a short scrappy rapid ending in a narrow slot before opening out into a flat pool. If the tree does shift it could quite possibly choke the whole rapid up.

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Re: Upper Wye trees

Post by Dave Thomas » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:35 pm

It's the most significant rapid in the 'mini-gorge' above the Marteg confluence.
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