Water level woes

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nippon
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Water level woes

Post by nippon » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:21 pm

Hey all

I have a club trip organised for this coming weekend (24th) to south wales. Staying in Brecon.

Currently river levels are all looking empty. :(
Meant to be a grade 2 trip on the Usk/Wye/Tywi.

Any suggestions for something to paddle that may have water in it???

Ive not seen water levels this low at this time of year. :(

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Re: Water level woes

Post by John K » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:22 pm

The Usk still goes at low levels. The flat sections are a bit of a drag though.

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Post by stonercanoe » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:00 pm

Check out the NRW gauge at Llandetty on the Usk. The Mill Falls section will go above 0.7. There is always surf and CIWW.
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Re: Water level woes

Post by nippon » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:21 pm

Currently 0.72 at llandetty which is good news.

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Re: Water level woes

Post by stonercanoe » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:26 pm

Some rain due Thursday and Friday. Usk should go, maybe some others?
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Re: Water level woes

Post by Matto » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:04 am

Have found the Middle Wye - Builth to Boughrood actually improves with less water. Ran it twice last year when everything else was empty. With the Builth gauge showing 1m the river was actually quite fun and still not a scrape. Second time with the Builth gauge at 1.35m it got a lot flatter and more boring. Both times would be considered LOW.
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