TEN Gauge Castleton   240319 crop medhe Environment Agency have installed EA water depth logger at Goosehill Bridge, Castelton. This is now live at: https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/9595 . The water depth is updated every 15 minutes and the datum is the crest of the weir that was installed in 1984/5 by TSG and a group from Manchester Poly. The metre ruler on the left bank of the river when looking downstream from the bridge has the same datum so the levels on the web should be the same as the levels on the ruler.. The outputs contributing to the total flow are Peak Cavern, Slop Moll, Peakshole Sough and Russet Well.

Peakshole Water Step Castleton   240319 medThe well-known ‘cavers step’ upstream of Goosehill Bridge that cavers use for checking the water levels prior to a trip into Peak Cavern has been levelled in as 0.17m on the ruler so if the EA gauge is approaching or over that depth, and the weather forecast is bad, you may wish to abort your planned trip.

For those interested in Bagshawe there is also a site on Bradwell Brook:  https://check-for-flooding.service.gov.uk/station/9475


News Flash

Peak Speedwell Survey 2024

The new Peak Speedwell Survey is now published.

Following the death of John S Beck in 2015, i took on the task of re-working the survey. John had used AutoCAD to draw the survey that was published in 2012, which originally i tried using to update the survey but this was pretty limiting and once my laptop died, i had to purchase a more modern laptop, this meant that my version of AutoCAD stopped working so a new software package was required.

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