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    Is anyone familiar with how the Tweed reacts to water levels? Iíve paddled the Spey a couple of times and Iím aware itís quick to rise when itís wet weather but also quick to drop, Does the Tweed react the same or does it hold onto its water longer?
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    At Peebles it goes up and back down fairly quickly - at Kelso, more slowly
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougR View Post
    At Peebles it goes up and back down fairly quickly - at Kelso, more slowly

    Thanks. Not paddled it before but read the write ups on here so have half a clue whatís coming up.

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    I don't know the river, but a look at a year's graph of the levels on RiverApp suggest it does go up and down quite quickly, the spikes being fairly symmetrical. I'd have thought the fact it passes through farmland more in the lower reaches would lead to that half being a little slower to drop but have no actual experience of this.
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    Several times summer slaloms at Yair bridge/Fairnilee have gone from low and scrapey to big and bouncy over just a few hours. As noted the effect will be less further downstream.

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    Try fishtweed. There is a link to current levels and these are updated every 4 hours.

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