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February Fill-Dyke

Discussion in 'Cropping' started by bankrupt, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. bankrupt

    bankrupt Member

    Location:
    EX17/20
    Some of our foreign investors are now praying hard for substantial rain next month in the UK.

    According to South West Water, reservoir levels are unusually low for this time of year, even less than the 1995 record in Devon and Somerset.

    This must surely be complete nonsense.

    I haven't been up on the chalk recently, but one assumes every winter borne is now to be seen fully running there - not that they're a very reliable predictor - dry until April in 2012 and then never stopped.

    Personally, I hope it don't rain much again from now until Easter, which is quite late this year.

    http://www.southwestwater.co.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1501
     
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  2. 7610 super q

    7610 super q Member

    Location:
    Crapweathershire
    Not been quite as bad as last winter so far ( where we had 85 continuous days rain), but still pretty wet.
    I'd like a nice long cold dry spell over the next few weeks myself........
    And a decent summer LONG overdue.
     
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  3. Y Fan Wen

    Y Fan Wen Member

    Location:
    N W Snowdonia
    350 odd mm in the last 3 months.
     
  4. I happened to drive by a reservoir in part of the world Friday. I was staggered at how it had dropped since I last saw it about 8 weeks ago. Scary.
     
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  5. Fish

    Fish Member

    Location:
    North yorkshire
    Almost non of our drains are running, all the becks and ditches are low , it's been a dry winter so far in this area and long may it continue.
     
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  6. Our heavier land is drier now than it's been for many a year , suits us just fine .
     
  7. silverfox

    silverfox Member

    Had a very wet day on Friday, which has made things sticky, but overall its drier than last year. Even the hunt haven't made a mess or been bollocked this year
     
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  8. bankrupt

    bankrupt Member

    Location:
    EX17/20
    Selfishly, YorkshireAndrew, my best hope is to be the very last one running out of moisture in 2017 (as happened, in fact, in 1979) allowing a small profit.
     
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  9. nick...

    nick... Member

    Location:
    south norfolk
    Very little rain here,pits are low and drains still not running.river very low too.
    Nick...
     
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  10. Y Fan Wen

    Y Fan Wen Member

    Location:
    N W Snowdonia
    Slip, slide, squelch, suck.
     
  11. Mr Charisma

    Mr Charisma Member

    Location:
    stratford on Avon
    Although sticky drains have hardly run in the last 6 months
     
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  12. pine_guy

    pine_guy Member

    Location:
    North Cumbria
    We've had very little rain this winter so far. Was up at kielder at the beginning of December and it looked very low. But as said, plenty of time yet.......
     
  13. pine_guy

    pine_guy Member

    Location:
    North Cumbria
    We had that in a day in Dec 15. That's what put Carlisle under water again. Don't really want to see it again.
     
  14. Wombat

    Wombat Member

    Location:
    East yorks
    I am not sure it could get wetter than this time last year, so it is a bonus to not have to be hand pulling fodder beet as the only way we could get it out the ground.

    So I for one am enjoying the fact the drains are running but only slow the ditches are low and the place doesn't look like Passendale

    It is is maybe slightly drier than average but not a lot, so keep it coming :)
     
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  15. Goweresque

    Goweresque Member

    Location:
    North Wilts
    Definitely dry here, similar if not drier than 2011/12 winter. Can easily see that regardless of surface conditions if we don't get 3 months solid rain before summer it could be a drought scenario.
     
  16. Somerset Farmer

    Location:
    West Somerset
    Went to see our local reservoir last week had a shock lowest I have seen it for several years had small lots of rain but nothing to bring up the water table. Drier pit dry(always has water in it by dec} no drains running, plenty of time yet to have some rainfall(just started lambing) ,time will tell !!!
     
  17. Happy

    Happy Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Been very dry up here since harvest time too.
    Probably only been a couple of what you would call wet days since then with most rain forecast not amounting to much at all.

    Scottish water pumping water from river here to Resevoir for past month which is very unusual for this time of year.
     
  18. shakerator

    shakerator Member

    Location:
    LINCS
    2017=1976 (2)
     
  19. Happy

    Happy Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    Didn't we all think 2012? was going to be that though?
    No sooner did it finally come to the attention of TV news in late spring then it rained non stop for the rest of the year:eek:
     
  20. shakerator

    shakerator Member

    Location:
    LINCS
    True. But I have a hunch it won't happen this time
     

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