Marston Cycle Path flooding information

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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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Wednesday 10 February 2021 20:15 : Fede () said:
All clear at 19:00 today, just 20cm of ice on each side.

Wednesday 10 February 2021 13:03 : Simon () said:
The path is clear in the centre now, but with a bit of remaining ice at the sides.

Tuesday 9 February 2021 18:07 : Jeremy Gibbons () said:
Crown of the path is almost clear from the bend half the way to the bridge, about 5.45pm this evening

Tuesday 9 February 2021 17:37 : Adam Wright (adam.wright@physics.ox.ac.uk) said:
The path was cyclable without back-and-forth pedalling for me at 5pm, though my shoes got a bit splashed.

Tuesday 9 February 2021 15:28 : Peter Hitchens (peter.hitchens@mailonsunday.co.uk) said:
At 11.30 a.m. today(Tuesday 9, much of the path was covered , between the high bridge and the first hedge (going in Marston direction) but shallow enough to ride a bicycle (back and forth pedalling advised). Walkers still needed Wellingtons. Both rivers are falling, so may be dry by this afternoon.

Monday 8 February 2021 20:13 : mike () said:
17:30 Mon 8th Feb 2021 \nmaximum water level on cycle path is below pedal height

Monday 8 February 2021 08:56 : William S James (william.james@path.ox.ac.uk) said:
Don't believe the Env Agency levels. The path is still flooded to shin height (on marston side of bend).

Sunday 7 February 2021 13:13 : Gina (stormgirlz@hotmail.com) said:
Could I make a quick request - if people say 'flooded within 5m of bend' could they specify which direction they're coming at the bend from? 5m from the Marston end and 5m from the town end seem like quite different levels to me!

Sunday 7 February 2021 07:40 : iain () said:
[07:39] Flooded to 15 m short of bend.

Sunday 7 February 2021 06:44 : Hana (hana.veler@path.ox.ac.uk) said:
Walked it this morning very slowly and with wellies. Water was below wellies/knees.

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