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Post by jmmoxon » Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:09 pm

Typical - was above the ledge from about 3pm to 3am!

Looks like there will be some rain about Sat night.

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Post by Mark Allen » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:17 pm

1 inch below the ledge at 1530hrs - off the correct bit of ledge.

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Post by MikeStorrar » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:53 pm

Guys great! Please keep up dates coming this weekend! Anyone know whats going on over at the Barle or Exe.
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Post by Mr.Ric » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:09 pm

Mark Allen wrote:1 inch below the ledge at 1530hrs - off the correct bit of ledge.
Out of interest, what is considered the correct bit of the ledge?

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Post by jmmoxon » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:59 pm

Out of interest, what is considered the correct bit of the ledge?
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Post by superman » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:02 am

alledgedly correct!

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Post by enb » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:59 am

Anyone know if the forecast rain thats due over night will bring the dart up to a worthwhile level? Im in Milton Keynes and our canoe club is down there this weekend, i am considering an early morning blast down the motorway to go and have a few runs down tomorrow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by Jon_Brown » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:22 pm

enb wrote:Anyone know if the forecast rain thats due over night will bring the dart up to a worthwhile level? Im in Milton Keynes and our canoe club is down there this weekend, I am considering an early morning blast down the motorway to go and have a few runs down tomorrow. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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MetOffice Invent is looking promising http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/pws/ ... eathermap/ 2-4 mm/hour for 9 hours overnight.

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Post by Mark Allen » Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:44 pm

6 inches below the ledge now - with rain forecast 2nite. Should be ok 2moro.

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Post by jmmoxon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:22 am

Should be high - Dartcom shows 26mm of rain in last 12 hours & hasn't stopped yet (the more sheltered Haytor gauge confirms with 16mm so far)

West Dart has risen 1/2 a metre in last 2 hours - Erme has almost managed that in last 1/2 hour! Tavy also rising v. v. fast.

and looks like rain will continue for most of daytime, be careful out there.

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Post by Mark Allen » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:52 pm

Slab well covered at 1815hrs - Dropping slowerly.

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Post by jam bo » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:17 am

lapping at the ledge at 7.30am on monday. Lovely sunny day too.

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Post by Ralph Wilson » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:54 am

Saturday morning it was about 3 inches below the ledge. Heavy rain from midnight onwards meant by Sunday morning it was through the third arch!
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Post by janet brown » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:34 pm

Sunday was supposed to be my reintroduction to gentle WW on the lower Dart after a year off. Needless to say, after a look at school rapids, the decision was made to drive home to Sussex without putting on! At least we hadn't made a trip specially, as we were down in Devon anyway. Frustrating UK water conditions as ever!!

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Post by pH » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:16 pm

Thought this may be of some use to people when working out levels on the upper from Dartmeet. These rocks (Left of shot) are just after the West Dart enters and can be used in the same way as the ledge at Newbridge. When there's no water on the first or upstream boulder, its off the ledge. The photo shows the upstream boulder half covered and the ledge at New bridge was also half covered when we got off.
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If water is just lapping over this rock, the ledge at Newbridge will be covered and you can get out of your boat at the steps / just about meeting in the third arch.

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by jam bo » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:51 am

just below the ledge at 7.30am. some pretty intense rain coming down on the moors around two bridges so I would have thought it'll rise during the day.

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Post by Mark Allen » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:49 am

Just lapping now.

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Post by JohnAllan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:52 am

Simon Westgarth wrote:The lowest point of the slab should be the marker, ie. 5m downstream from the furtherest upstream edge of the slab.
Who's on for a bit of night time painting! I reckon the bridge arch needs some white numbers!
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Post by jmmoxon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:00 am

I predict it's going to be a bit busy this weekend: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180758098605748

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Post by Mark Gawler » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:24 am

JohnAllan wrote:
Simon Westgarth wrote:The lowest point of the slab should be the marker, ie. 5m downstream from the furtherest upstream edge of the slab.
Who's on for a bit of night time painting! I reckon the bridge arch needs some white numbers!
The problem with that is 'jam bo' wouldn't be able to see it from his car!
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Post by jam bo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:12 am

Mark Gawler wrote:
JohnAllan wrote:
Simon Westgarth wrote:The lowest point of the slab should be the marker, ie. 5m downstream from the furtherest upstream edge of the slab.
Who's on for a bit of night time painting! I reckon the bridge arch needs some white numbers!
The problem with that is 'jam bo' wouldn't be able to see it from his car!
And i'm not getting out...

Level with the top part of the slab at 7.30 this morning.

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Post by Mark Allen » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:33 pm

Where Phil is standing is where the term "lapping the ledge" should be measured.

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Post by Simon Westgarth » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:00 pm

Mark Allen wrote:Where Phil is standing is where the term "lapping the ledge" should be measured.

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YES, right there at the point where Phil's toes are pointing at, is the edge of the ledge at Newbridge where, both Mark Allan, Moxon and myself refer to when up dating this thread.

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Post by jam bo » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:08 pm

That's the point I refer to.

Its not 5m from the upstream edge though. more like 2m

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Post by HUNTER » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:12 pm

I use the same point as well.....

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Post by Chas C » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:45 pm

Great stuff - that's the location I meant as well.

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Post by superman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:14 pm

Bravo!! The International Edge Ledging Standard (IELS) has been established. I can now sleep at night. Lookin` forward to testing it this weekend.

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Post by jmmoxon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:20 pm

Hopefully you won't be able to see it this weekend! (Not sure it's internationally agreed though...even if Simon is a broad)

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Post by Chas C » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:10 pm

jmmoxon wrote:Hopefully you won't be able to see it this weekend! (Not sure it's internationally agreed though...even if Simon is a broad)

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Perhaps if it cannot be seen we could ask the locals to test the ankle depth :-)

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Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Post by superman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:45 pm

Or in my case the height of the water on my internal metalwork.

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