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   Flood alert. Last time, we were clearing culverts of debris and generally helping out.

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.

1.20    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 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.

DIARY

Saturday 25th January

Club slalom for all  12 - 1.30pm                                                    Mark

Thursday 30th January

Club night                          Judith

Thursday 6th February

Club night                          Judith

Tuesday 11th February

Pool night

Session 1: 7.15-8.00pm

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

Thursday 13th February

Club night                          Judith

Thursday 20th February

Club night                          Judith

Trustees / committee         Mark

Saturday 29th February

Club Maintenance Day

Drilling, sweeping, hosing ... fun fun fun.                                     Paul

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