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 higher up the valley.

 

Many of us trust the BBC Weather site for forecasts. It's useful to check Skipton as that's where our water comes from.

 

Current river levels for the site 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.

1.60    Very fast with trailing poles and tree branches creating strainers.

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.

0.80    Rocks covered but eddies are all there although boily.

0.70    Rocks appearing. Fast flow and features. Level with landing stage.

0.60    Nice big, gentle eddies and enough flow to be interesting.

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 18th July

Club night                            Judith

Thursday 25th July

Club night                            Judith

Thursday 1st August

Club night                               Judith

Thursday 29th Aug - Sun 1st September

Bingley Festival

Bands playing at the club. Entry with your membership card for paddling and take boats out well before if needed. Staying to listen for long? Buy a ticket.

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