EA Levels Calibration Topic

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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by woodsy » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:09 am

Ran the U Duddon,saturday, gauge reading 0.79
It was an absolute scrape & I wouldn't recommend doing it at this level- certainly not medium as indicated here.

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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by Jim Pullen » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:12 pm

woodsy wrote:Ran the U Duddon,saturday, gauge reading 0.79
It was an absolute scrape & I wouldn't recommend doing it at this level- certainly not medium as indicated here.
Sorry, didn't make that clear from first poat - duddon calibrations were for middle and lower sections, add ~0.2m for the upper calibrations. The ones on the rainchasers site are accurate to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by davebrads » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:21 pm

Kent yesterday. Sedgwick gauge 0.75. Good medium level. Nice play holes in the grade 4 section. The L shaped weir was good to go direct under the overhang.
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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by lou » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:06 pm

Ran the Lune today. The gauge was at approx 0.75.

This was a good medium to high level. Features were interesting and not washed out. No scraping anywhere. The strid was meaty but straightforward, as was the rapid at John's stone and all the mini gorges. Any incidents could still be easily dealt with as there were plenty of eddies.

I've paddled this much lower and much higher, and today was a fantastic level. Much higher, and it washes out. Lower, and it becomes scrapey. Today was a great level!

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River Leven

Post by Ian.Adey » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:41 pm

At 0.87 The river Leven is V Low. But not quite minimum, The Brick shute is green, the rock is just covered in back barrow but cant go over it, lower half scrapy but clean in lower gorge. 4 gate wier is starting to go as a green wave.
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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by Jim Pullen » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:39 pm

Good call Ian - hadn't seen the Leven had been added! Will get that onto rainchasers asap!
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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by callwild » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:53 pm

Did the Greta today mid morning when the gauge was at its peak 1.55. Rainchasers records this as Huge. It was a good high level with all the main features washed out but only just lapping over the top of the wall in the park at Keswick. This is definitely not Huge as there were no really big standing waves or anything near flood. I would think the Huge gauge level should be moved to at least 1.7.

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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by Jim Pullen » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:49 pm

Cheers, I'll move it. Think I've paddled this at over 2m, which was fun(!)
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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by Wadhamite » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:41 pm

I stuck this on rainchasers, but I'll add it here too - did the Leven from the brick cute down on 2nd Jan, 1.48 on the gauge. Both gates open. The grave yard section was washed out, but the river was starting to be in flood (banks on river left at least a foot underwater) and the wave train before the second two metre drop was biiig. Possibly worth putting up a very high calibration marker?
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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by Jim Pullen » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:25 am

Thanks, I'll add a "huge" calibration to it!
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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by Wadhamite » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:43 am

For the Rothay, the beginnings of some calibrations: 0.7 on the EA Miller Bridge gauge = low. 0.6 = scrape.
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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by Lancs_lad » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:59 pm

The halton rapid gauge (lune) is a tad off. My parents/boats live in halton so I pass the rapids virtually every day (well the weir at the bottom off them). Last week the water was about a foot off from going over the sides of the weir. To me this is a solid low level, ideal for clubs doing intro stuff. The gauge read 0.82. IMO the rapids can still be a useful training venue at a lot lower levels than this.

Today saw the weir/rapids and I would still class it as a low level, definitely not a scrape. The gauge read 0.66.

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SPATE - 2.8
High - 2.0
Med - 1.25
Low - 0.6
Scrape- 0.4

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Re: EA Levels Calibration Topic

Post by sylvia_s » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:18 pm

Jim Pullen wrote:
Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:32 pm
Sure I'll fix it, but isn't it easier to just look at the new rainchasers site?
i didn't know about this page! thank you!!

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