Hazard on the River Leven at Backbarrow Bridge - 17 July 2018
Construction rafts are likely to be in place for another month or so for repair work, including the river left wall before the big weir below bridge
Definitely serious entrapment hazard to paddlers - although the levels on the river are currently so low as to make this section unrunnable.
There are NO warning signs upstream
River Sprint - Sprint Mill Weir - 20 July 2018
Martin Wilson at the Environment Agency has just advised that they have just started weir repairs at Sprint Mill weir, near Kendal, SD5147796104. There are some big sandbags in the river for the next couple of months.
With levels as low as currently it is unlikely paddlers will be running this stretch, but if there just happens to be some rain soon then you should be aware of this hazard
River Greta - Threlkeld 19th February 2018
There are major works going on along the footpath beside the normal access point to the River Greta near Threlkeld and there is a “closure order” on the footpath.
John Crosbie raised the issue and the contractors are aware that there is required access to the river for canoeists. They have said that they should be able to accommodate continued river access during excavations.
Although the closure order is for six months, the closure is in place only when work is taking place - which is anticipated to be for about 2 weeks from 19 February.
River Eden - Lazonby Bridge - 16 December 2017
CAUTION - Large tree trapped on bridge pillar (200m after the put in), just submerged by 10cm under the surface. At this river level ( River level Temple Sowerby gauge 0.74) NOT visible until you hit it.
Will capsize all kayak/ canoe. Left side of the arch is clear.
River Rawthey - 10th March 2018
Rawthey 1.5 on gauge at Brigflatts. Just after the grade 4 rapid at the end of the gorge, the river curves right past a small Island. Hidden from the top a river wide tree.
River Lune- Below Bank Foot - 24 November 2017
CAUTION - There was some work going on on a bridge about 2.8km from the get it... its been damaged with this weeks flooding
Debris is up to 500m downstream... it all appears to be in eddies or on the bank... but I wouldn't be surprised if some appears in flow at lower water levels....
Just be careful over the coming weeks as no doubt rising/falling of the river will move the loose stuff around the river!!