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.

1.30    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

Tuesday 13th November

Pool session! Yay, warm blue water.                                       Cath

Thursday 15th November

Club's AGM 7.15pm

Supper, prizes and elections etc

Thursday 22nd Nov.

Club night!                           Judith

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