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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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Thursday 20 February 2014 08:48
: Steve () from 18.104.22.168 (bioch2039.bioch.ox.ac.uk) said:
No more water left on the track. No need for wellies, although it is slightly mucky on the track. \n \nLets hope for a BIT of rain to clear it up!
Thursday 20 February 2014 07:43
: Nigel () from 22.214.171.124 () said:
All clear, muddy patches.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 22:37
: Sebastian () from 126.96.36.199 (cpc2-oxfd21-2-0-cust80.4-3.cable.virginm.net) said:
Cycled through at 8.30pm and the crown was dry but still water on the side to half after the bridges. Fine for both cycling and walking down the middle.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 18:29
: Jonathon Howe () from 188.8.131.52 (host81-155-213-174.range81-155.btcentralplus.com) said:
Only a few metres of the crown now still under water. Wellies won't be necessary tomorrow on foot.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 18:11
: Nigel () from 184.108.40.206 () said:
Down a fraction on this morning - still an inch at most on patches of the crown.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 10:12
: Renaud () from 220.127.116.11 (client0470.vpn.ox.ac.uk) said:
I just cycled through very easily with normal shoes. The water wasn't even close from reaching the pedal.
Wednesday 19 February 2014 08:55
: Ann () from 18.104.22.168 (et719120.brookes.ac.uk) said:
Thanks to everyone's posts I had a go cycling today after 2 days dicing with death on the plane. Fine with wellies - about 3 inches deep at crown. Thanks to all for cycling slowly too to prevent splashback!
Wednesday 19 February 2014 08:44
: iain () from 22.214.171.124 (scr71.balliol.ox.ac.uk) said:
1" deep, Kings mill upstream 2.15m
Wednesday 19 February 2014 07:57
: David Nowell (email@example.com) from 126.96.36.199 (engs-19104.eng.ox.ac.uk) said:
Easily passable on a bike this morning - full pedal rotations possible. Wellies would still be needed on foot. Kings Mill (upstream) level is 2.15m.
Tuesday 18 February 2014 23:08
: Olivia () from 188.8.131.52 () said:
Cycled through at 19.15. The level at the deepest point is a little higher then a down stroke pedal. My feet stayed completely dry with the quarter cycle technique.
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