Blackwater Lodge Newsletter - January 29, 2014

3..........          2..........          1..........          !
Countdown to the Opening Day this Saturday, February 1st.
We're just looking for one small weather miracle please.

This was the river below the Lodge today January 29th. at 10.45am.
The Ballyduff gauge height was 2.06m. It has fallen a further 25 cm by 20.00

This was Millstreet gauge above Mallow for the last week showing that
it is dropping slowly at 19.00 this evening.

This was the Ballyduff gauge for the last month showing the abnormally high levels
we have been seeing (since mid-December). it is dropping quickly at 19.00 this evening,
and is down to 1.83m by 19.30 this evening.

OK - so this is where we need one small miracle please!
The season will open this coming Saturday, February 1st., 2014.
if current conditions continued, the river could be in moderately good order as it is beginning
to clear & the level is starting to fall more quickly.
However, the ground has been completely saturated for weeks, so little rain is needed
to bring the level up again. Unfortunately, it looks as if the weather could be against us
as yet another depression is heading towards us from across the Atlantic.

This is the Magic Seaweed forecast for 12.00 Friday with the rain sweeping in.

This is the Met Eireann forecast for 12.00 Friday which gives a similar picture.

If we do get the amount of rain which looks to be forecast, then we will probably
be flooded off the river for Saturday's Opening.
At best, the river will probably only be in heavy spinning order, unless of course
our request for just one small miracle is granted............................................................

With all the high water and the mild temperatures, there is a very good chance
that the spring run is coming in, so the first springer could be landed rather soon.


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