Ogmore hazard.

South of Severn/ Rheidol catchment
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Ogmore hazard.

Post by Kayak-Bloke » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:39 pm

The big boxed in weir, just downstream from the confluence with the Garw, has collapsed. The remaining concrete slabs are being held in place huge by sand bags.
Downstream from the weir are two nets across the river, presumably to catch the debris.
Easy get out on river right. Follow the footpath for easy put in immediately after next drop.


The sand bags are bright pink with smiley faces on (yes, really) easy to spot as you come around the corner.

KB

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Re: Ogmore hazard.

Post by Kayak-Bloke » Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:34 pm

Saw this again in low water. It hasn't collapsed it looks like some serious work going on. Probably something to help those hard working fish get passed the weir. One of the concrete blocks put in place to re-channel the water has moved and it's a real mess. Big sand bags still there. Nets still across the river downstream.

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Re: Ogmore hazard.

Post by Kayak-Bloke » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:11 am

The weir is now back to normal. The old stone bridge just downstream from Motorway Drop has a tree right across the river left archway. Lots of time and space to go through the river right archway though.

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Re: Ogmore hazard.

Post by Kayak-Bloke » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:51 pm

Got to love the EA. The tree across the old stone bridge has gone. I saw the EA chaps cutting it up and taking it away.
Good work fellas!

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