Tuesday, 1 May 2012

River Kennet rises to the rainfall

It's not going to be nearly enough to replenish the depleted aquifer that supplies the River Kennet with its normal flow levels, but a week of rain has produced some interesting run off levels. 

Having last posted about the dried out Upper Kennet, I returned to the UK last week and somewhat dismissed all the accounts of  the proverbial downpour conditions.  A slight amount of roadspray on the way to the office, the occasional need for wipers on the way home...  and then I looked at the Environment Agency website river level report for the Kennet.

This may be the last time in a long time that you'll see these sort of levels reported for the River Kennet.

I should have packed a kayak rather than a camera, but whilst it's not the Dart, etc., this is what the River Kennet can occasionally offer in terms of flow rate for canoeing and kayaking:

Barbel Bar nearly washed out by the water level.