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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Thursday 20 February 2020 08:22 : Iain () said:
3"/7.5cm

Thursday 20 February 2020 08:02 : Martin M (martin.maiden@zoo.ox.ac.uk) said:
Path still flooded but water starting to go down sloly (for now).

Wednesday 19 February 2020 19:04 : Elizabeth Lock (liz.lock@campion.ox.ac.uk) said:
A little shallower this evening: perhaps 8 inches. County Council have put out daft danger signs which can be, safely, ignored.

Wednesday 19 February 2020 12:23 : Matthew Kennedy () said:
Quite deep this morning - shin deep on my bike in wellies. Wellies on a bike as a minimum I think. Lots of people turning away.

Tuesday 18 February 2020 19:53 : Elizabeth Lock (liz.lock@campion.ox.ac.uk) said:
About 12" deep, and water running between the two bridges. Fine in wellies, but cyclists will get wet feet, even cranking.

Tuesday 18 February 2020 18:38 : Roger Grosvenor (roger@thegrosvenors.net) said:
This path seems to flood more frequently these days (climate change?), forcing significant numbers of cyclists to contend with motor traffic on roads which invariable remain navigable. If someone from the Cyclox committee is reading this, should there not be a lobby for raising the path to protect it from all but that well-known "once in a hundred year event"?

Tuesday 18 February 2020 16:08 : Matt Smith () said:
A few centimetres higher than this morning, so now you really have to work to cycle through without getting your shoes wet. Marston-side of the path has quite a strong stream across it.

Tuesday 18 February 2020 09:08 : Lucy (Melville.lucy@gmail.com) said:
Feet wet on bike just now, even doing the 10/2 manoeuvre. Not helped by impatient other cyclists pushing past the natural queue along the crown. Quite deep and fast flowing toward the river end cattle grid. Go carefully!

Tuesday 18 February 2020 08:28 : Iain () said:
10"/25cm wellies and 'crancking' bicycles only

Tuesday 18 February 2020 08:07 : Martin M (martin.maiden@zoo.ox.ac.uk) said:
Flooded to the bend in the track on the Marston side - wellies and bike needed, but you may wish to go round the long way to keep dry feet!

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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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