Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

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JohnV
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Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

Post by JohnV » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:04 pm

Does anyone know if any rivers are going near Chamonix / Geneva? Aosta / Val Sesia or Jura mountains? Suggested runs in the Jura? Cheers!

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Re: Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

Post by -Ginge- » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:24 pm

Its been raining (below 1200m, snowing higher) here for last two weeks but the Dranse de Morzine is still very low.

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Re: Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

Post by KenHy » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:26 pm

Low up there and the wet stuff is falling as snow above 900m. We've been paddling for the past few days in the alps maratine near Nice and there are some great rivers near here with good levels at the momment. Unfortunately I'm in the airport heading home but I think the rest of my group will be going to look at the vesuabie (sp? - its a tributary of the Var, about 30km north of Nice.)

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Re: Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

Post by Andy H » Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:04 pm

Will tell you in a day or 2 as im off Boarding in Chamonix tommorrow for a few days

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Re: Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

Post by Croft » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:51 am

Best rivers in the Jura are Valserine, Semine, Saine, Bienne. Its been pretty wet over there so maybe there will be a bit of water there now. Drove back up Aosta valley last night (on way back from Corsica) and Dora was looking very low indeed.
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Post by Tom_Laws » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:33 pm

Email Lowri, and while you are at it, drop me a line dude!

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Re: Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

Post by Andy H » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:34 pm

Just got back from Cham Snowboarding and only seen the river that runs through the town, but to give you a snow update there is definatly more than last year and more was falling as i was there, but temps down in the vally was quite warm from 10-14 degrees. There was definatly snowmelt going off in the afternoons but not enough yet.

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Re: Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

Post by Croft » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:41 am

Friends paddled the Borne (tributary to the Arve near Bonneville) yesterday with a nice medium level.

Plus the Jura rivers Bienne, Semine, Saine are running just now.
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