Dobbs Weir

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Tom Drake
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Dobbs Weir

Post by Tom Drake » Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:12 pm

Just wondering what the situation is with dobbs weir. Could anyone enlighten me a bit on how far it is from getting back up and running?


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Post by clairenewman » Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:27 pm

Hi Tom,
I doubt very much that they would get Dobbs back up and running. Some friends have been trying to get some money put back into Dobbs and when we went to the consultation for the Slalom course the IOC showed some interest. however nothing has come from it and I do not think that they would spend the thousands of pounds needed to get it fixed with the new WW course down the road.
Its a shame as Dobbs is fantastic.
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Re: Dobbs Weir

Post by lofty276 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:33 am

Has anyone been to Dobbs weir recently? with all this water around I wondered if itwas worth a scout.
Does anyone know if any of the repair works went ahead in the end?


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Re: Dobbs Weir

Post by BoaterJH » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:50 pm

Unless BW/Canals and rivers trust have opened some of the gates up then it is not worth bothering with.

I don't think they actually have anyone locally operating any of the gates.
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Re: Dobbs Weir

Post by lofty276 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:26 pm

I went Yesterday (4/1/14), it was completely washed out. all the gates were open.
I've never been before so i was good to find out where it is.
here's some pictures: ... .46.35.jpg ... .46.19.jpg ... .46.01.jpg

the level was around the 2.9 mark on this guage but it's a canal/navigation so i guess the level does change much on the guage just the flow rate

Rye Bridge EA guage: ... ionId=7357


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