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    The River Monitor Brick

    I have mates up and down stream but this brick is the best measuring advice to know to cross or not
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    Sometimes the notifications are slow but if this brick goes under or gets wet it is not safe to cross. Tonight word came out 2inches of rain fell in the headwaters so I stayed on this side.

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    It was still pissing down so I sat in one of the old built mai mais on the river bank for a while

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    Went for a fish but the flush was sending the weed down.
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    Works better than horizons rivers and rainfall I bet.
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    very good sir but I have a question.

    Is the Beer can on top of the brick device an optional extra. "River swiftness" measuring device. If if river comes up over brick and can swept away definitely dangerous OR is it the "Courraqe Enhancer" for river crossing when its a bit iffy??
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    How do you calibrate it
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    Speaking as one who has spent some time working in the field of bricklaying, thats a block not a brick.

    However I do applaud your use of advanced modern monitoring technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    I take it if its completely gone then you know there has been a significant flood?
    It moved 20metres in June.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    How do you calibrate it
    I use to use my dog if his balls got wet don't cross. But the block works well
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    So not safe to cross full stop or not safe to cross....... In gumboots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    So not safe to cross full stop or not safe to cross....... In gumboots?
    Both bro it is quite amazing how much rain falls in the Ruahine Ranges and how quick it can rise down here. The Manawatu River is 180km long and we fish about the half way mark.
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    Us short arses need to take care DD
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    It usually takes 24hrs for the headwaters catchment to hit this far downstream.
    Same pics from tonight the brick "block" is under water.Never under estimate the power of mother nature.
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    2 inch rise be over ya head @Dundee

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    Just checked monitor down river was 980mm rose to 1.6mt dropping now. Flood last year rose to 8 mt, 2004 flood rose to 14.5 mt that is a shit load of water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bomber View Post
    Just checked monitor down river was 980mm rose to 1.6mt dropping now. Flood last year rose to 8 mt, 2004 flood rose to 14.5 mt that is a shit load of water.

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    Was that about 6pm?
    Cause I was in the headwaters we had the thunderstorm from hell mate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Was that about 6pm?
    Cause I was in the headwaters we had the thunderstorm from hell mate.


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    Peaked mid arvo down to 1.5 now take awhile for it to get here. Been some well needed rain tho...

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