Minnoch SEPA Gauge

Rivers south of Glasgow
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Bruce Jolliffe
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Minnoch SEPA Gauge

Post by Bruce Jolliffe » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:48 am

I think its burst (or is in need of a baseline reset). I went the other day and it said very high online. It was very low. Has anyone else experienced an inconsistency with this gauge?

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Re: Minnoch SEPA Gauge

Post by neilfarmer » Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:19 pm

I do not think that is has been calibrated properly. I think that it is only worth heading down that way when there has been heavy rain there the previous night, and into the morning.
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Post by Bruce Jolliffe » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:05 pm

Thanks Neil.

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Re: Minnoch SEPA Gauge

Post by Nasty Nick » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:25 am

As far as I know the guage has never been accurate, also it is pretty far downstream of the three sections and is, I think, after the confluence with the Cree.
Given the distance and quick run off on both rivers it's possible that the whitewater sections empty out and fill the meandering slow flowing section where the guage is.

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Re: Minnoch SEPA Gauge

Post by George Mcmillan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:34 pm

Hey Bruce,
We took a jaunt down there a month ago as it had been high but was just into medium. We got there it was really low.
Normally everything still goes when the gauges say low albeit with some scraping but go all the same. A wasted journey and fuel :(
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