Levels at the Cottingley Bridge Gauge and what we notice:
2.62 Clubhouse dry limit (Feb 2020 flood peak).
2.00 Flood alert. Clear car park.
1.80 BANK FULL Gate wires at neck level.
1.60 Very fast with trailing poles and tree branches creating strainers.
1.30 Washed out. Gates trailing. Max for useable river.
1.20 If gates set high before water rises, great. Fast and swirling.
0.90 Rocks covered but eddies are all there. Swirly.
0.70 Fast flow and features. Level with landing stage.
0.60 Getting interesting.
0.47 Low summer level. Above the S Rock is paddle clicking shallow.
0.40 Above the S Rock is hardly useable.
This flow-chart below defines when you need safety cover while on the water.
If the water looks like it's going to be too high for you to paddle independently, let the session organiser know you'd like to paddle.
For Thursday club night, the organiser is Judith and she needs 48 hours notice from you.
We are planning a
Festival of Paddling
over the weekend of 7th and 8th August. Including proper festival camping! Save the date.
PAA's (club activity leaders) are having their qualification refreshed and the standards are rising. Tony has done a grand job of re-structuring the assessment process and we look forward to more members attaining leadership status in the club.
Members can borrow boats and paddles. Talk to Paul Ford or James Taylor if you want to take some gear away on loan.
Slalom Returns to Bingers
We will be holding a Div 3 and 4 slalom over the weekend of 4th and 5th September. There will be races and loads of opportunities to help out in the week before and on the days. Pop it in your diaries!
Are now on our CALENDAR page. They can be put on by anyone qualified and insured to run an event. Keep checking!