Cemmaes

View archive gallery
Square tr
Square tr
Square tr
Square tr
Square tr
Square tr
Square tr

Local Sponsors

More information

Many thanks to Safe As Houses for facilitating this camera's location. This is a co-funded project on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (Nerc) funded project, the 'Environmental Virtual Observatory pilot' (through Aberystwyth University and The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen). They are exploring the interest in and use of internet-based resources to individuals and communities following a flooding event. Through demonstration to, and evaluation by a local community focus group, the potential of online resources to improve understanding of catchment hydrology will be assessed. The Dovey rises in the small lake Creiglyn Dyfi at about 1,900 feet above sea level, below Aran Fawddwy, flowing south to Dinas Mawddwy and Cemmaes Road, then south west past Machynlleth to Cardigan Bay at Aberdyfi. The only large town on its route is Machynlleth. Because of its origins high in the Cambrian Mountains and its relatively short length, it is prone to flooding and some roads in the lower catchment can become impassable during very wet weather. It is a relatively pristine river with few polluting inputs and is notable for its Salmon and Sea Trout.