WEY TO BE SAFE: CAN I ROW TODAY?
This page provides a single view of the range of tools Risk Assessors can use to make their pre-boating risk assessment. On January 10th 2022, after a year's trial, the Committee approved these revised Risk Assessment (RA) Guidelines for Boating. This will be reviewed after two active months to ensure it meets the safety requirements of the membership, without being unduly restrictive.
The pre-outing Risk Assessment (RA) should take into account various factors, invariably in combination, including: EA river state boards, flow rate (also below, for gauge at Walton), river level (also below, or riverlevels.uk, for downstream gauge at Shepperton Lock), boat type/size, the age, experience and strength of those boating, the state of Shepperton weir pool and how or if your crew(s) can navigate it (if unsure, go look), wind speeds and direction (below also), air and water temperatures, the weather generally (including likelihood of lightning), and visibility.
In the event the GaugeMap service for river levels is unavailable or not up-to-date, please try the Gov.uk Flood Information Service.