The River Aire takes about 6 hours to respond to rain falling in higher up the Aire valley.
Go to the BBC Weather site for forecasts. We use Skipton as that's where our water comes from.
To see what the river level is without leaving your sofa, go to the Environment Agency web-site.
We use the digital reader at Cottingley Bridge so we're all referring to the same data.
At the Cottingley Bridge Gauge:
1.80 BANK FULL Gate wires at neck level.
1.30 S Rock washed out. Water fast. Some gates may be trailing.
1.10 Rocks covered, eddies swirling, fast. If gates set high before water rises, great.
0.85 Rocks are starting to show and eddies are lively and small.
0.75 Nice fast eddies. Plenty of flow and features. Level with landing stage.
0.60 Nice gentle eddies and enough flow to enjoy.
0.47 Low summer level - difficult to paddle above the S Rock - paddles click on the bottom
0.40 Above the S Rock is hardly useable
This flow-chart below defines whether you are simply paddling with peers, or if there is a person responsible for your safety.
Has it been raining? For club sessions, if the water looks like it's going to be too high for you to paddle independently, let the organiser know you'd like to paddle. For Thursday club night, the organiser is Judith and let her know by 9pm Tuesday.
Wed - Fri 25th - 27th October
River bank protection work Shaun
Thursday 26th October
Club night is slalom h'cap racing!
Let Wendy know if you're staying for pies after. Judith Mark
Saturday 28th October
Club maintenance day and wild BBQ! Paul and Shaun
Tuesday 14th November
Thursday 16th November
AGM 7 for 7.30
Ideas, proposals and nominations for trustees in good time, please. Wendy
Thursday 4th January 2018