Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed

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Twitter feed??

Post by Jay Oram » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:09 am

Is it possible to get a twitter feed going for south wales??

I've used the lakes and north wales one and think they are useful, now im moving to south Wales so would be nice to have this again.

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Re: Twitter feed??

Post by wakey » Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:34 pm

haha. you'd be lucky mate ! the welsh can't even seem to provide a simple answer to a simple question of water levels when posted on here ! it's all a bit hush hush.

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Re: Twitter feed??

Post by jmmoxon » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:52 pm

That's coz by the time it's posted, it will have changed...

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Re: Twitter feed??

Post by Jay Oram » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:51 am

Ok, well i'll just watch the weather really closely and build up a bunch of people around south wales who live near rivers lol.

How about EA gauges, any useful ones?

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Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed

Post by Jim Pullen » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:56 pm

I was flicking through this region and noticed a request for a twitter feed.

I'd suggest using this topic for all water level posts from now on to prevent creating loads of separate ones. It'll also help if people note what the EA gauges are/were doing when they paddle a section in order to help calibrate them.

To keep things simple just use the region "swales" rather than separate rivers. So to send in a tweet, simply start with #ukrgb, swales.

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Mellte Gauge

Post by The Drowned Fish » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:22 pm

Hi,

Paddled the Mellte today at what seemed like a good level, not too high not to low. But I've only ever paddled it at really low levels before so I guess that's a bit subjective. All the drops went and you could float over all the bits in between without it being too pushy.

Anyway for reference the EA gauge below read 0.68m at 1030 and 0.74m at 1645

http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... hmentId=49

We paddled between 1010 and 1300ish (we were a bit slow for various reasons). Anyway hope that this might help estimating whether it's good to go or not.

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Re: Mellte Gauge

Post by wakey » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:36 pm

handy info. good one

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Re: Mellte Gauge

Post by wakey » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:40 pm

what would you say was roughly the lowest you could run it ?

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Re: Mellte Gauge

Post by The Drowned Fish » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:43 pm

For reference it looked like this -

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More pics here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1 ... 174d06ff08

Hope that's helpful.

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Re: Mellte Gauge

Post by wezzzy » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:32 am

wakey wrote:what would you say was roughly the lowest you could run it ?
On the EA guage I would say anything less than 50 is going to be scrapey in places.
Last time we did it (a few weeks back) the guage said 65 at 0600 and by the time we got there the water was coming nicely over the ledge at the 15foot slot (our normal get in)
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(I should learn to put proper pics up)

If you get there when the water is just down the slot its a long scrape.
http://www.facebook.com/wezzzy#!/photo. ... =746725443
(anything lower than this you might as well walk back to the cars)

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Re: Mellte Gauge

Post by wakey » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:17 pm

thanks wezzy

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Re: Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed

Post by nigelwyn » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:35 pm

This may be of use
I did a trip on the Usk from Sennybridge to Brecon on the 27th of October 2010.
About 30 minutes after this picture was taken we passed the Environment Agency Station at Trallong.
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=4050

The level was 0.6m. This tied in with the data on the website at the time. There was easily enough water to paddle with only the occasional 'bump' on a rock but you are sure to hit something on that section at whatever water level.

This picture was taken at the third drop after Sennybridge, and as you can see there is still a tree blocking the river right line.
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Upper Irfon - EA level guide

Post by Ashley_Ainsworth » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:23 pm

Paddled the Upper Irfon today, it was at a mid low level and dropping as we got on.

Level at the washpool in relation to the EA monitoring station at Abernant:

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Re: Upper Irfon - EA level guide

Post by Ashley_Ainsworth » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:07 pm

A nice level, all rocks covered

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Re: Upper Irfon - EA level guide

Post by Ashley_Ainsworth » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:08 pm

Rising to a high high level- lots of fun, but need to be really careful of trees!

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Re: Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed

Post by jmmoxon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:33 am

I have collected all other water level reports into either "Tawe/Mellte/Nedd levels" or "Other levels requests" threads as most posts do not refer to gauges, but there is some useful info in amongst them.

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Re: Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed

Post by Dazz501 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:00 am

Okay, so the river season is starting up again. I have a trip in 2 weekends time. If anybody is passing some of the more basic rivers (Wye, Usk etc.) could you let me know how they are running. If they're not running any other recomendations in the brecons would be great.
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Re: Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed

Post by Billg » Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:59 pm

We ran the Tywi from Burial Chamber Bridge today. The EA Gauge at Dolauhirion was 0.6m The river was totally paddleable, but a bit scrapey in places. A lovely picturesque tour.
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=4196

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Re: Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed

Post by Billg » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:04 pm

Does anyone know what are the paddleable levels are for the Sawdde (Felin y Cwm E.A Gauge)?
I guess the initial bit of IV to the three horseshoes needs more than the rest?

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Re: Water Levels Posts plus Twitter Feed

Post by jmmoxon » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:29 am

Useful rain gauge near Merthyr:
http://www.weathercast.co.uk/world-weat ... 99138.html

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