Plym river level (0.75m) at Shaugh Prior

Plym - up stream from Shaugh Prior foot bridge

Plym – up stream from Shaugh Prior foot bridge – Carnwood 0.75m guage reading

The Plym is a fast rising river during and after rain. There is good information available online that reports on the River level guage readings at multiple locations along the River Plym. This post aims to inform about what the data really means in terms of the guage at Carnwood in relation to the River Plym and River Meavy.

Carnwood record 16th May 2017 – 0.75m

Meavy at Shaugh Prior - Carnwood 0.75m guage reading

Meavy at Shaugh Prior – Carnwood 0.75m guage reading

So this is what the Plym and Meavy look like at their confluence whilst the River  a level guage is reading 0.75m at Carnwood. That assumes that the river Meavy is affected by the same additional load. The Plym or Meavy could potentially fill up due to localised showers but often the case is that the Meavy lifts along with the Plym. The side shot is of the Meavy at the same time as the above photo was taken. Pushing but quite tame due to it’s lesser gradient at Shaugh Prior.

Plym Meavy confluence (0.75m)

Plym Meavy confluence (0.75m)

 

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