Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club
Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club

River level at Wagon Lane

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.

 

Current river levels for Cottingley Bridge are on the Environment Agency web-site.

What level are you happy on? What pushes you?

At the Cottingley Bridge Gauge:

 

2.30    Nuts!

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.

EVENTS

Thursday 23rd August

Club night!                             Judith

Thursday 30th August

Club night                              Judith

Pies                                      Wendy

Thursday 6th September

Club night!                             Judith

Tuesday 11th September

Pool session! Yay, warm blue water.                                                  Cath

Thursday 13th September

Club night!                             Judith

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