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#21 matty40s

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 08:24 AM

can anyone update us on the Soar levels around Pillings flood lock to Barrow please?

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I would doubt that the lock will be closedfor much longer with that level, i have been up there when it's higher than that.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:45 AM

oooh, that's a useful link, thanks Matty!
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:24 PM

what are the levels like on the trent around sawley? is it back in the green?


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:58 PM

Sorry Ally I missed your post on Monday... Looks like they've opened Pillings today judging by the level in the weir pool here.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:46 PM

The river isn't really full til they have Holme Lock closed and tied when the downstream side is the same level as the upstream side. Yes I've seen that.
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:07 PM

The river isn't really full til they have Holme Lock closed and tied when the downstream side is the same level as the upstream side. Yes I've seen that.


Or Knocking on the top of Torksey bottom gates - Also a sight to be seen !

We are fairly lucky (??) on the Soar to still have plenty of flood plain , with the rebuild of Kegworth & Ratcliffe locks & turning Redhill & Kegworth shallow into floodlocks , the river doesnt flood half as bad as in my youth.

We know were in trouble when the Wreake introduces so much water that the cut past the boatyard starts flowing the wrong way !!
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:51 PM

Came through from Loughborough to Barrow upon Soar today...all good, all green.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

can anyone update us on the Soar levels around Pillings flood lock to Barrow please?


Flood lock was closed at Pillings yesterday but green on traffic lights so could work through it. Reasonable flow through Barrow bridge but current was dropping off rapidly yesterday so would expect no issues today. We've just popped down from Loughborough onto the Trent and the Soar is very quiet now at this end.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 09:21 AM

oh! Think we saw you at Loughborough Tuesday night, we were on the red/green tug style 2 behind you!
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

Barrow deep is now showing a red light since this afternoon.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 08:18 PM

Barrow deep is now showing a red light since this afternoon.

I would think it will keep rising, the amount of water deposited in the Soar catchment area today was immense...

edited to add, The Soar at sileby is about to overtop the banks...

Edited by matty40s, 28 June 2012 - 10:19 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:38 PM

I was surprised how much the 'canalised' section above Barrow Deep came up...a good 8" this afternoon....the weir must not be coping by Barrow boating I suppose.
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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:56 PM

Nope & it's up closer to 18 than 8" up here... They have opened the flood sluices after, what, maybe 3hours rain!!!
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:43 AM

Blimey! The good point is we can now open our side doors on the towpath side! :D
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

Nope & it's up closer to 18 than 8" up here...


Have you emptied you cassettes again....
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:30 PM

Cranfleet flood gates closed today and Trent looking very nasty. Stay at home conditions.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 09:32 PM

Excellent, dinghy out tomorrow then.
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 06:42 PM

Cranfleet flood gates closed today and Trent looking very nasty. Stay at home conditions.



Sawley Lock showing red yesterday PM.. any improvements?? Is the level dropping?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 08:58 AM

Barrow deep has a green light this morning!!
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:11 AM

Soar at sileby is 14" lower than yesterday.
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