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River gauge map

Post by Mark R » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:38 pm

I really like this... not sure if it has been linked before?

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Post by gt900uk » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:02 pm

That's great, anything like that for Scotland?

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Post by jam bo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:16 pm

If you are a Twitter user, each gauge has its own Twitter account and informs you of level changes.

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Post by jmmoxon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:00 pm

PaddyW did mention it back in July:
http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... 7&p=745394

Shame it doesn't tell you the river name.

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Post by gt900uk » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:11 pm

Seems to be a district lack of gauges in Scotland in comparison.

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Post by Jim » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:23 pm

Nasty swimmer wrote:For Scotland go to http://www.wheresthewater.com or search for individual rivers on http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_leve ... _data.aspx
Where's the water hasn't been updated for ages, the SCA have taken it over on their own website now:

http://canoescotland.org/where-go/wheres-water

SCA are currently looking to try and get some of the gauges polled more frequently based on feedback from a recent survey they ran to find out how people were using the site(s) and what people wanted. SEPA will only let us have so many updates, there was a choice between getting more gauges online, or increasing the frequency of updates - looks like most of use felt there were enough gauges but more updates on key ones would be more useful.

EA seem to have a lot more bandwidth to spare than SEPA.

The SCA dam release page is also useful:
http://canoescotland.org/where-go/water-releases

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Post by Seedy Paddler » Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:26 pm

gt900uk wrote:Seems to be a district lack of gauges in Scotland in comparison.
Circa 360 gauges available on the SEPA site - http://www.sepa.org.uk/water/river_leve ... _data.aspx

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Post by caveman_si » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:41 am

Jim wrote:
EA seem to have a lot more bandwidth to spare than SEPA.

Most likely nothing to to with EA having more bandwidth, just density of network and infrastructure. Lots of gauges are battery powered out in the middle of nowhere so updates are limited by how long a battery lasts and how often you can get away with not getting info.
Some EA sites with good land line and on site power update all the time eg most of the thames sites but some in the middle of of nowhere its a few times times a day sending the few hours of data back unless the water level reaches a preset level and triggers the system to dial out and give more regular readings for a short period.

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Post by Jim » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:56 pm

SEPA explained a while ago that most of their gauges are polled by dial up modem, and no plans to upgrade them.

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Re: River gauge map

Post by jmmoxon » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:51 pm

Thank you for your feedback. The Shoothill GaugeMap team has been busy working on some small changes to www.gaugemap.co.uk.

From today the gauge pop-up’s will contain the river name that the gauge is situated on and also a time stamp to the chart, which indicates the time of the last update,

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