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Post by Stuart J Woodward » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:27 pm

A severe weather warning has been issued by the Met office for the Westcountry and Wales.

There is already very heavy rain in Cornwall moving eastward.

So at the moment all bets are off for the Dart level at the Wk-End.

Tomorow could be an even bigger day.

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Post by Helen M » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:12 pm

Hmmm .. wherever people are planning on paddling they may want to check that AliceB is around - she seems to be the guardian angel of rescued kit!

Happy paddling everyone - keep safe

Luv H - x

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Post by Tom_Laws » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:13 pm

Lol! Alice......

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Post by Helen M » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:19 pm

oK mendipmammoth

YOU ARE .. SO .. DEAD!

And serves you right!

She really is a guardian angel ...... (AliceB - you had better so stand up for me!)

Luv u all - H - x (mendipmammoth - might be chancing his luck though!)

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Post by Tom_Laws » Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:21 pm

Hehehe! Tis all good. We dragged her up snowdon for some boating and she did ace!

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Post by Si C » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:12 pm

well 11pm Tuesday and the Avon (South Devon) is on a flood warning. Maybe someone put a hole in the dam, but me thinks its the rain....
I would guess a few more of the rivers on the moor will be up on Wednesday.
And this evening there has been 15mm of rain on the moor, according to Dartcom.

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Post by Paul Smith » Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:47 am

what river is that?

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:31 am

paul at work wrote:what river is that?
The Dart is just a bit below Sunday's level. It stopped raining at 0200, so the water is now beginning to drop off!!!

There is some more rain due, but not the same amount as last night for the rest of this week, be careful out there.
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Post by Randy Fandango » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:43 am

"paul at work wrote:
what river is that?"

If you meant Mendip's pic:
Unless I'm much mistaken, its the Cwm LLan, coming down beside the Watkin path off Snowdon:
http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/cwmllan.htm
A great paddle in the middle of a hideous walk from hell (with a kayak anyway).
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Post by muppet » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:00 am

Dart was at 6 and a half foot this morning, Walkham was up as well and the Tavy still had a bit in it but it was all droping. Looks like it will be up and down a bit over the next few days and then there is very significant rainfall forecast for sat night / sun morning.
Breakfast meeting on the North Fork this morning was particularly fine!

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:26 am

muppet wrote:Breakfast meeting on the North Fork this morning was particularly fine!
I am greener than green about this, right now I am listerning to Olli Grau tell me about his trip to the Zambezi and I can see that the Devon tap is open all the way again!!!!

Am in bound for Weekend action, and fired up to hit it!!!

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Post by muppet » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:31 pm

Updated weather forecast for the weekend now suggests more rain for saturday as well. Thursday afternoon also looks promising.

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Post by AliceB » Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:51 pm

Dammit Tom...get that photo of that ugly boater off there you git!

Yes Giles you are indeed once again right..the river is the Cwm Llan. Yes, I agree it's a hideous walk in but well worth it...or you can just do what I did and take along some fit male boater friends who take pity on you for being weak and girly and offer to carry your boat for you! They then go running off up the mountain with your boat and there's for about 100yards before collapsing in a heap and giving up! Can't say I blame him ;-)

Sorry to have dissillusioned you Helen but gardian angel of kit I am not...just relaying messages from those mates who are....although I did find 2p whilst at the Brenin today, so if anyone know's who's it is I'll be happy to return it!

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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:54 am

Has it got the queen's head on it? If so it's mine and I'll glady have it back!

As for "fit" I was coughing up phlegm and could hardly talk! You must mean andy!

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Post by mitch » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:18 am

AliceB wrote:some fit male boater friends who take pity on you for being weak and girly and offer to carry your boat for you! They then go running off up the mountain with your boat and there's for about 100yards before collapsing in a heap and giving up!
All you need to do is to figure out the distance and a bit of maths. Hey presto, you know how many friends you need to go with up the Cwm Llan.

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Post by buck197 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:28 pm

Be careful out there folks if it is huge again.

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Post by Snakey jake » Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:01 pm

What do people think the levles will be like this weekend for the loop and the Walkham???


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Post by Mark R » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:20 pm

I think you know the answer already.

But Saturday will be paddleable, Sunday may well go huge again.
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Post by Tom_Laws » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:05 am

North wales is silly. Apparently its nigh on imposible to get under the bridge at the get in below the gun barrel on the ogwen, and was properly flowing through the fields!

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Post by Randy Fandango » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:26 pm

So are you going to try and paddle it without swimming this time then Mendip??
Sorry fella, couldn't resist it.
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Post by jmmoxon » Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:15 pm

All the fields around Exeter are flooded as well. Okement and North Teign at perfect levels on Thursday.

Heavy rain forecast again Sat night / Sun morning.

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Post by Tom_Laws » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:16 pm

Randy Fandango wrote:So are you going to try and paddle it without swimming this time then Mendip??
Sorry fella, couldn't resist it.
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