River Usk blockage

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River Usk blockage

Post by cobra » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:06 am

Be aware that the bridge at Trallong is blocked with trees and is a portage at normal level.

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Re: River Usk blockage

Post by jmmoxon » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:15 am

On the Sennybridge to Aberbran section.
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Re: River Usk blockage

Post by jmmoxon » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:10 am

It was only just possible to paddle over at c.0.9m on Trallong gauge Friday.
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Re: River Usk blockage

Post by Chris Bolton » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:26 am

That sounds like the kind of blockage that should be reported to NRW under the subject of "blocked main watercourses that might pose a risk of flooding". They will probably take action to clear it or get the landowner to do it.

They won't care about it being a threat to navigation or safety, only flood risk, but the fact that it almost completely blocks the river is a good demonstration of how bad it is. I'm not going to report it myself as I don't know the river and there seems to be more than one bridge in the area.

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Re: River Usk blockage

Post by jmmoxon » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:12 pm

It regularly collects debris & is cleared by the relevant authorities - as it also threatens the integrity of the road bridge!

Another bridge further down is a potential hazard as it is falling apart, but that is on a private estate...

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