North wales low/scrape water options

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North wales low/scrape water options

Post by Dicky Williams » Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 pm

Evening guys just wondering if anyone knows any rivers in north wales that run when pretty much everything is dry? apart from Pont Cyfyng and the Tryweryn releases that is.

unfortunately every weekend that I seem to be able to get to wales (such as this weekend) there's no rain...

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Re: North wales low/scrape water options

Post by gp.girl » Thu May 03, 2018 9:41 pm

Vyrnwy is dam release
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Re: North wales low/scrape water options

Post by Andy H » Thu May 03, 2018 10:49 pm

Dee
Swallow falls on the Llugwy
ceirw goes pretty low.
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or surfing at hells mouth or barmouth.
Failing that take your walking boots or mountain bike

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Re: North wales low/scrape water options

Post by DaveBland » Thu May 03, 2018 11:53 pm

I seem to remember the Mawddach goes pretty low. Or was it that it stays up a bit longer?
So long ago I can't be sure of anything any more...
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Post by goatboy » Wed May 09, 2018 11:44 pm

The Menai Strait?

Not technically a river, but some fun moving water. Not rain-dependent either!

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Re: North wales low/scrape water options

Post by Dan Yates. » Thu May 10, 2018 5:54 pm

"I seem to remember the Mawddach goes pretty low. Or was it that it stays up a bit longer?
So long ago I can't be sure of anything any more..."

No you need big rain for the Mawddach, and it drops fast, you shouldn't really run it lower than 0.7 on the gauge and I personally wouldn't bother under 0.9. When the Mawddach is up so is everything else we tend to head there when stuff in Betws is too high.

Running Swallow falls or Pont Cyfyng low is both crap and a good way to piss off the fishermen.

The Dee, the Mighty T and the sea (including Menai Straits and Stanley Embankment) are the sensible options.

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