WEY TO BE SAFE: CAN I ROW TODAY?
Below provides a single view or portal to the range of tools Risk Assessors can use to make their pre-boating risk assessment.
CAN I ROW TODAY?
In the event the service for river levels is unavailable or not up-to-date, please try the Gov.uk Flood Information Service.
The pre-outing Risk Assessment (RA) should take into account various factors, invariably in combination, so including: EA river state boards, flow rate (see gauge at Walton), river level (also see downstream gauge at Shepperton), boat type/size, the age, experience and strength of those boating (passed 'yellow boards safety test'), the state of Shepperton weir pool and how or if your crew(s) can navigate it (if unsure, go look), wind speeds and direction (see below), air and water temperatures (read about cold water shock), the weather generally (including likelihood of lightning – app link below), and visibility.