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According to the EA guage looks as though the Trent at Shardlow has got to the lowest it's going to for a while without coming out of the red.

Currently in Shropshire (which is probably the Severn and not the Trent catchment) and it's rained all night. 

What a winter!

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5 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

Autumn, isn't it? Winter is yet to come.

Indeed.

 

I reckon we are in for a repeat performance of 2010 where we had weeks of flooding followed by a deep freeze that lasted a few months.

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5 hours ago, Naughty Cal said:

 

I reckon we are in for a repeat performance of 2010 where we had weeks of flooding followed by a deep freeze that lasted a few months.

That must be the winter we had 4 inches of ice on the water.

I do hope we dont get the same again . Winters since have been relatively mild . 

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14 minutes ago, MartynG said:

That must be the winter we had 4 inches of ice on the water.

I do hope we dont get the same again . Winters since have been relatively mild . 

That's the one. The ice in Burton Waters was 12 inch thick at the edges and an expensive Italian cruiser had to be cut free from the ice and craned out round on B pontoon as the ice had squeezed the hull and cracked it.

 

From memory it was about 14 weeks we were stuck on our mooring with the floods and ice.

 

I just have a hunch it will be similar this winter.

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6 hours ago, Naughty Cal said:

Indeed.

 

I reckon we are in for a repeat performance of 2010 where we had weeks of flooding followed by a deep freeze that lasted a few months.

We were stuck just above Lemonroyd Lock for 7 weeks that winter in up to 4 inches of ice. Didn't stop Humber Pride and Princess running though.

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51 minutes ago, Naughty Cal said:

That's the one. The ice in Burton Waters was 12 inch thick at the edges and an expensive Italian cruiser had to be cut free from the ice and craned out round on B pontoon as the ice had squeezed the hull and cracked it.

 

From memory it was about 14 weeks we were stuck on our mooring with the floods and ice.

 

I just have a hunch it will be similar this winter.

That's the year I bought Joyce the current boat and traded in Smee the old boat.  It was bought in Nov and collected in January! when the ice finally melted. We used to go down for the weekend to stay on her frozen solid at mercia marina. Ralf the old manager of the new and used boat company was a total arse wanted me to crane her out and transporte her to rotherham! 18 inches of ice how was she supposed to get to the crane point? And that's why he is the ex manager and Ian is the new one. ?

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1 hour ago, pearley said:

We were stuck just above Lemonroyd Lock for 7 weeks that winter in up to 4 inches of ice. Didn't stop Humber Pride and Princess running though.

Our mooring was always one of the last to freeze and first to thaw in the marina. We were free from the ice well before most of our friends boats. 

 

Liam broke some of them out using our old green plastic dinghy as an ice breaker. Can remember it well.

 

 

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On 15/11/2019 at 20:19, Naughty Cal said:

Billinghay Skirth has overtopped at North Kyme today.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/641852842517484/permalink/2748433168526097/

 

More water heading to the Witham.

Is that below the town? How did the town get on ?

One has to ask if the pointy doors worked, if the Witham & Skirth were at the same level? 

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17 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

Is that below the town? How did the town get on ?

One has to ask if the pointy doors worked, if the Witham & Skirth were at the same level? 

Between Billinghay and North Kyme, nearer Kyme than Billinghay.

 

Road was flooded but Billinghay & Kyme were both unaffected.

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14 minutes ago, Alan de Enfield said:

Between Billinghay and North Kyme, nearer Kyme than Billinghay.

 

Road was flooded but Billinghay & Kyme were both unaffected.

That IS interesting. I am surprised the old wharf did not flood.

I suppose what I am asking is, was it just run off, held back by the two town bridges and lack of dredging above them or was Witham water contributing. 

I wound suspect a combination of both.

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On 23/11/2019 at 10:26, Alan de Enfield said:

Between Billinghay and North Kyme, nearer Kyme than Billinghay.

 

Road was flooded but Billinghay & Kyme were both unaffected.

 

Flooding thru the bank again yesterday - the EA were in attendance with a big tracked-dumper, an excavator and 100's of tonnes of soil trying to build the bank back up. The North Kyme to Billinghay road was flooded to the depth of several inches but still passable.

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For those interested CRT have today opened Cranfleet flood gates. However the Trent has still go a relatively high flow so procede with caution. If going upstream from Beeston to Cranfleet remember that there is a narrowing of the river below Cranfleet where the current speed increase so don't thrash your engine and have some power in hand. On our boat it takes an increase of between 500 and 750 rpm to maintain the same cruising speed through the narrowing.

Above all else boat safely.

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47 minutes ago, Richard T said:

For those interested CRT have today opened Cranfleet flood gates. However the Trent has still go a relatively high flow so procede with caution. If going upstream from Beeston to Cranfleet remember that there is a narrowing of the river below Cranfleet where the current speed increase so don't thrash your engine and have some power in hand. On our boat it takes an increase of between 500 and 750 rpm to maintain the same cruising speed through the narrowing.

Above all else boat safely.

It's downstream from Nottingham we want to go. Will see how much it's dropped on Wednesday before deciding. Still be a good flow on though.

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2 hours ago, pearley said:

It's downstream from Nottingham we want to go. Will see how much it's dropped on Wednesday before deciding. Still be a good flow on though.

Should be quick then....probably best to get moving before the weekend as that's when the Atlantic systems start again after this welcome respite.......it is also looking slightly more like we might get some proper Winter weather from the 10th onwards

 

 

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The Sheffield and South Yorkshire is slowly being reopened three and a half weeks after the flood began. Lots of dredging to do in the lock chambers. Still some sections out of action.

Jen

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Notice Alert

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations
Location: Sheffield & South Yorkshire navigation - flooding update Rotherham Lock to Jordans Lock
Starts At: Jordans Lock
Ends At: Rotherham Lock

Friday 8 November 2019 08:00 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Information


 

Update on 02/12/2019:

 

Rotherham Lock to Long Sandall Lock is now open for navigation.

We will update this notice when Rotherham Lock to Jordans Lock is navigable.

 

Update on 29/11/2019:

 

Staff are working over the weekend to clear the lock chambers between Rotherham Lock to Long Sandall Lock and we anticipate this section of the navigation will reopen on Monday 2nd December.

Passage from Rotherham Lock to Jordans Lock remain closed due to large amounts of debris and siltation in the lock chambers.

We will update this notice on Monday.

 

Update on 20/11/2019:

 

Due to falling water levels, the section of navigation between Long Sandall Lock and Bramwith Lock is open. 

The rest of the navigation still remains closed.

We will update this notice when we have further information.

 

 

 

Update on 12/11/2019:

 

We are continuing to monitor water levels and the navigation remains closed.

We will update this notice when we have further information.

 

Original message:

 

Due to the severe weather conditions the Sheffield & South Yorkshire navigation is currently closed to navigation.

We are monitoring water levels and will update this notice when the situation changes.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/16553/sheffield-and-south-yorkshire-navigation-flooding-update-rotherham-lock-to-jordans-lock

You can find all notices at the url below:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

 

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On 02/12/2019 at 17:12, pearley said:

It's downstream from Nottingham we want to go. Will see how much it's dropped on Wednesday before deciding. Still be a good flow on though.

Did you make it? Flow still seems quite strong? I see Shardlow flood gates only reopened yesterday. 

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1 minute ago, Mrs Trackman said:

Did you make it? Flow still seems quite strong?

Last seen passing Spurn Point - seems you were right about the flow! ;)

 

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1 minute ago, Mrs Trackman said:

Did you make it? Flow still seems quite strong?

Now moored below Hazelford so an easy run to Newark this morning.

Yes, quite a flow still with a surprising amount of pull towards the weirs until you are right into the lock cuts. Not so easy picking lock worker (Jeannette) up at exit when wearing several layers of clothing and as life jacket.

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1 hour ago, pearley said:

Now moored below Hazelford so an easy run to Newark this morning.

 

Keep well right at Averham weir!

 

MP.

 

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On 02/12/2019 at 20:24, Jen-in-Wellies said:

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire is slowly being reopened three and a half weeks after the flood began. Lots of dredging to do in the lock chambers. Still some sections out of action.

Jen

 

The Tanker left Rotherham last week having been stuck there for 3 weeks! Came back up yesterday but got stuck at Alwarke lock the day before on rubbish before the lock entrance, so it appears that its still a bit risky for deep drafted boats like the exol pride

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