Here's a link to the BBC Weather site for forecasts. It's useful to check Skipton as that's where our water comes from.
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.
Tuesday 7th April
Disciplines part 2: sprint. Much here is transferable into slalom and wild water racing. The bit at the end about how poor technique makes the boat inefficient might suggest some drills to do in warm ups.
Wednesday 8th April
Beginning Monday 13th April
We've looked at C1 and some transferable skills. This week we'll look at K1 tec.
Tuesday 14th April
Pool night will probably be cancelled.
7.15pm and 8.00pm Mags
Sat 16th and Sun 17th May
Our beginner and Div 3 slalom will probably be cancelled.
All hands on deck
for this one please:
Mark for a job.