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Title: Gwydir River
Post by: BJ on January 07, 2014, 08:20:25 AM
A bunch of canberra paddlers and I paddled the Gwydir river over the last few days and had an absolute blast.

Alex, could we please have the gauge for the Gwydir added to the site?

Gwydir River Downstream Copeton Dam
http://waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/drr/gwydir.shtml (http://waterinfo.nsw.gov.au/drr/gwydir.shtml)

It is known that water is released annually from late November until March, however I've also known it to be up at other random times in the year.

cheers, BJ


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: alex on January 07, 2014, 12:31:19 PM
Will add when I get a chance, give me a week or so, crazy busy at the moment.

What should I put as minimum paddleable level?


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: Mickg on January 07, 2014, 12:58:25 PM
2000 ml per day mate


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: BJ on January 07, 2014, 01:01:53 PM
Yeah, not that we had the opportunity to paddle it at anything lower than 7400mL/day! :o


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: alex on January 07, 2014, 09:37:52 PM
ML!

what does that equate to on the gauge?  My script grabs data from the bom and I can't really be bothered making it work from that site as it would probably be a bit of work.


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: Mickg on January 08, 2014, 07:22:09 PM
We'll come up with a conversion chart, leave it with us for a bit


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: Griff on January 09, 2014, 06:31:15 AM
Alex

The BOM gauge is here http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDN60235/IDN60235.556000.tbl.shtml

Min level is 2.5m which is 2000ML/day

Attached is a graph of the levels / flow for 2013. The ideal level is apparently between 2000 and 4000 ML/day or 2.5 to 3 m.  The flow pattern seems to change each year and I guess is dependant on the conditions as the main purpose of the dam release from Copeton dam is for irrigation to the cotton farmers.  In 2013 the following dates had a flow between 2000 and 4000 ML/day. November would have been sweet ;D

Sunday, 27 January 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Thursday, 14 November 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Sunday, 17 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Sunday, 24 November 2013
Monday, 25 November 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Friday, 29 November 2013
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Friday, 13 December 2013
Monday, 16 December 2013


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: dihedral on January 09, 2014, 09:49:39 AM
nice job!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fIRPyG04vo


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: BJ on January 09, 2014, 02:09:44 PM
Hey nice footage Dave.

Vj


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: Griff on January 09, 2014, 08:02:05 PM
Who is this VJ?  A tourist paddler from the sub continent?  Nice find Stewie!


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: alex on March 30, 2014, 10:04:06 AM
Better late than never...

Done.


Title: Re: Gwydir River
Post by: BJ on March 30, 2014, 11:51:29 AM
Thanks Alex. Well worth the drive to this river.