2008

NY9073 : Reaverhill Gauging Station (Cableways)

taken 16 years ago, near to Barrasford, Northumberland, England

Reaverhill Gauging Station (Cableways)
Reaverhill Gauging Station (Cableways)
We've often wondered what purpose the cables had that stretch across the river.
A friend who works for Environment Agency told me:
In terms of the wire that runs from the gauging station to the far river bank Ė itís called a cableway. It is used to allow us to measure the flow of the river by attaching hydro-acoustic instrumentation to it, which is then transported back and forth measuring the depth and velocity as it completes each transect across the river.
When I asked our Hydrometry and Telemetry Team they told me that the cableway at Reaver Hill is set quite high so to avoid fishermen getting their lines caught on it.
To be honest the cableways in most locations havenít ran for a while as they are under review from a health and safety perspective, but I think the usual frequency depends on the gauging station. They are an interesting piece of kit.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Far side of the North Tyne [4] · Gauging Station [4] · River Bank [4] · Reaverhill Gauging Station [2] ·
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NY9073, 31 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Les Hull   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 5 June, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 26 February, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9055 7323 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:3.2081N 2:8.9674W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9056 7323
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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