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You may also find the current flag status of the river useful. This page tracks the level of the Isis at Friar's Wharf; Geraint Jones informs me that 15" to 20" above normal there seems to be a good match for a flooded path.
The Environment Agency has an automated level meter at the Southern end of Mesopotamia with two readings available: upstream and downstream. Once calibrated against the flooding of the path these should provide a useful warning mechanism.
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Previous 10 entries
Tuesday 12 April 2016 08:01
: James Heywood (email@example.com) from 188.8.131.52 () said:
The river is high, but there's no flooding on any part of the path.
Friday 1 April 2016 13:04
: Alan Hughes () from 184.108.40.206 () said:
It can be walked without getting one's feet wet now, though there is still plenty of water on it.
Friday 1 April 2016 11:15
: Peter Hitchens (Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org) from 220.127.116.11 () said:
Once again puzzled by flood on cycle path when rivers not especially high and Angel and Greyhound Meadow dry. Is someone over-reacting? Is there ran annual quota for closures that has to be met? Is nobody else bothered by two floods in dry weather?
Friday 1 April 2016 07:51
: Karen (email@example.com) from 18.104.22.168 () said:
7:30 Water is a little down, still covers whole path at end towards grid. Waterproof sturdy shoes/boots may be okay for walkers, but not regular shoes.
Thursday 31 March 2016 17:48
: Alison (firstname.lastname@example.org) from 22.214.171.124 () said:
The Isis is very high and swirly at the moment, so itís not that surprising that the cycle path is under water.
Thursday 31 March 2016 17:45
: Carol Green (C.email@example.com) from 126.96.36.199 () said:
It's odd that the path is taking so long to clear, and did so last time. There is not a drop of floodwater under Magdalen Bridge, should we be suspicious?! \n
Thursday 31 March 2016 16:57
: Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org) from 188.8.131.52 () said:
Path still flooded, walked it just now water came to over the top of my shoes, so you'll get wet feet. Would be fine on a bike.
Thursday 31 March 2016 07:54
: Karen Watterson (email@example.com) from 184.108.40.206 () said:
The path is still lightly flooded this morning, fine by bike but you will get wet feet if walking, it is deeper near to the cattle grid where you need to step to the left side to go through the gate.
Wednesday 30 March 2016 19:24
: Daniyar (firstname.lastname@example.org) from 220.127.116.11 () said:
19:10 The half of path is lightly flooded, passable on cycle; on feet you'll get through but with wet feet. The level seems a bit higher than at 14:30.
Wednesday 30 March 2016 19:07
: Bill () from 18.104.22.168 () said:
Cycled across at 6pm, no problems on a bike but pedestrians tiptoeing through the deepest part so maybe too deep to walk and keep your feet dry(?)
Previous 10 entries
“ An A-road walks into a bar and asks for a pint. The barman serves him, but he looks really tough and the barman worries that there'll be trouble.
“ Then a dual carriage way walks in and buys a pint. The barman again notes that he looks tough and says, ‘Look, I don't want any trouble, so could you sit in that corner away from the A-road?’ So the dual carriage way does.
“ Soon afterwards, in walks a motorway and gets a pint, who looks extremely tough, so the barman makes him sit in another corner away from the other two roads.
“ A bit later, a really small road walks in and buys a diet coke. The A-road, dual carriage way and motorway all look at him aghast and run out of the pub. The barman grabs the motorway on the way past and asks, ‘Why are you running out? He's a really tiny road.’
“ The motorway replies, ‘He's no road, he's a cycle path!’ ”
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