Bradford and Bingley Canoe Club
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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    Washed out. Some gates may be trailing.

1.10     Rocks covered, eddies swirling, fast. If gates set high before water rises, great.

0.95    Rocks covered but eddies are all there.

0.70    Fast flow and features. Level with landing stage.

0.60   Getting 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

Sat 16th Sun 17th November

Training at Lee Valley Olympic and Legacy courses  Mark

Tuesday 19th November

Pool night - yes, the 19th this month.

Session 1: 7.15-8.00pm

Session 2: arrive 7.50pm and in pool for 8.00pm with 8.45pm finish.                              Mags

Thursday 21st November

Club night               Judith

Sat 23rd November 12 - 1.30

Everyone: club handicap slalom  Mark

Thursday 28th November

Club night               Judith

Sat 1st December

9.30-4.00 Glasshoughton Centre: Dry Training for competetive paddlers.                                  Mark

Sun 15th December

HPP trip. Div 2 and above.      Mark

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