RIVER CAM (Haslingfield and Shelford to Clayhithe Lock)

Hampshire Avon drainage and eastwards, with the Nene as the northern limit
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RIVER CAM (Haslingfield and Shelford to Clayhithe Lock)

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Re: RIVER CAM (Haslingfield and Shelford to Clayhithe Lock)

Post by Wadhamite » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:27 am

On river levels - the Cam has one grade 2 feature (I say this very loosely), the sluice gate at the Mill Pond (the portage from upper to lower river). There's no gauge there, but I'm starting a set of calibrations for it, to work out when it's playable without having to cycle and check it out each time!

The EA gauge for Byron's Pool (http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/ho ... ionId=6191) is the one I think would be best to calibrate against, as I think they open and close the sluice gate to drain Grantchester if there's a flooding risk.

Current gauge: 0.45. Both gates open, small eddy next to the left hand gate as you look at the sluice (river right, I guess).

If there's no eddy, you'll probably struggle to get onto the wave there. If the eddy is entirely absent, that probably means both gates are fully open and you can get a very large and nasty recirculating stopper. Hopefully as the river goes up and down this month I'll be able to add to this!
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Re: RIVER CAM (Haslingfield and Shelford to Clayhithe Lock)

Post by Wadhamite » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:13 pm

Calibrations for the play wave below the central Cambridge mill pond sluice gate: http://kingswoman.tumblr.com/post/41817 ... librations

Please add feel free to suggest more - I'm not sure of the minimum playable level yet.
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Re: RIVER CAM (Haslingfield and Shelford to Clayhithe Lock)

Post by Franky » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:00 pm

About a mile above Byron's Pool, the eastern branch towards Hauxton becomes unpaddleable, owing to the recent spreading of shingle on the river bed to aerate the water and encourage fish spawning. So the river flows faster but for stretches is no higher than ankle height. A pleasant paddle, but it no longer seems to be possible to get as far as Hauxton.

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