Newsflash: Water Release in the Mellte River Affecting Porth yr Ogof on 21st and 22nd July 2017

Due to the large volume of rainfall today in the region, information has been received from Terry Northam at Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru to confirm that a planned release of water from an upstream dam is taking place today at 6.30pm, Friday 21st July and through the night until 8am tomorrow, Saturday 22nd July 2017. This will affect the River Mellte and the cave of Porth yr Ogof.

For safety reasons, cavers are advised to avoid the river and the cave this evening and tomorrow.