Thames levels next week near Abingdon?

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Thames levels next week near Abingdon?

Post by paddlersteve » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:37 pm

I’m spending a week away with the family on thames next week. We’re staying between Dorchester and Abingdon. With current water levels, is it worth taking may sea kayak or open boat. Will we make any headway upstream or will the flow be too strong?

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Post by John K » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:10 pm

It's properly honking along at the moment with red boards up everywhere. Not to be messed with, especially around the weirs.
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Re: Thames levels next week near Abingdon?

Post by charleston14 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:57 pm

have a look at the Sutton Courtenay flow rate on gaugemap - (which uses environment agency telemetry data)

the flow there is generally easy going at below 20 cumecs

its presently over a hundred..

http://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Map/Summary/1043/1094

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Re: Thames levels next week near Abingdon?

Post by Mark R » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:39 pm

They cancelled the Devizes Westminster Race this weekend. It is not suitable for a family paddle right now.
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Re: Thames levels next week near Abingdon?

Post by Mrstratos61 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:25 am

Live near Chertsey. Not going near the river at the moment

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