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Re: Drought....
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2018, 09:50:20 am »
Boat levels at Nantymwyn?

They blocked.
Upper has a fall a short distance in, portal has been dug and drained the past so dry spell make no difference.

Lower is very solidly blocked, portal and higher. People have descended Coaling Shaft in the past and got nowhere.

Mine opportunities are there though. Upper Dinas, Cwmorthin, and possibly a few around Ceredigion. This weekend water was down about 3 feet in Taylors Incline at Goginan, Brynyrafr as mentioned, and some others.
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Re: Drought....
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2018, 06:57:50 pm »
Plenty of water down here last night.

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Given the dry weather would the Font in Bogg Hall and Guinevere's Slit repay another look?

Bog hall has not been checked but as Adrian was down close to 20m in The Font's shaft its unpromising. Guineveres and The Well are sumped with a significant flow into the downstream end of Guineveres.
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Re: Drought....
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2018, 05:24:32 pm »
My default is to curse the rain, but not today.
Finally it's raining and I'm sat drinking a brew with the windows open watching and listening to it fall. The world smells wonderful right now :)

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Re: Drought....
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2018, 07:02:29 pm »
Lal bit of rain at Clapham this aft - only maybe 2 - 3 mm though. Just enough to wet the plants and no effect on streams.

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Re: Drought....
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2018, 07:11:48 pm »
Mind you, the graphics on here currently suggest there might be more yet to come for Ingleborough:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/0/6941089

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Re: Drought....
« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2018, 07:12:58 pm »
Not even enough to dampen the tarmac at Austwick! So very local, but has the rain smell though  :shrug:

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Re: Drought....
« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2018, 08:01:35 pm »
Some bright spark I went on a trip with said it's the smell of ozone. I remarked on the difference of smell between a cave and the outside summery weather, and they mentioned it was the ozone.

Never bothered to look it up till you prompted me :)

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Re: Drought....
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2018, 09:13:14 pm »
Many thanks alastairgott

I had always wondered what the smell was. It was incredibly strong earlier tonight - now I know!

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Re: Drought....
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2018, 09:41:18 pm »
Much as I'm getting deeply worried about the lack of grazing with the ongoing drying, possible shortage of fodder come winter if there can't be later cuts of silage and haylage, and standpipes (Severn Trent have been round marking all the water points with blue this week :thumbsdown:), there are also opportunities.

Parch marks and verdant spots are now very much apparent, so in areas where you suspect there might be something, you can look for the different bits for pointers on possible sub-surface features.
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Re: Drought....
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2018, 10:20:02 pm »
Must have been that bright spark ^

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Re: Drought....
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2018, 11:26:45 pm »
I will probably take a look this weekend, its a definite opportunity as there has only been access for a few years after a run in the engine shaft gave access to the main stope with a way down.

A report from Aber today describes Nant-y-Moch as "virtually empty".

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Re: Drought....
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2018, 01:39:40 pm »
It was definately rather wet in Skipton this morning. I certainly god rather wet on the cycle in
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Re: Drought....
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2018, 07:57:02 pm »
Pouring down quite heavily in the White Peak right now.
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