One reason for the canals' current water supply problems is the poor state of some of the lock gates. This was on the Watford Staircase last June.
A boat was almost submerged by the torrent of water gushing through from the lock above. See where the steerer is standing! I wrote about what happened here. The gates were due to be replaced later in the season.
Of course, the biggest problem is the current drought. I fear the rain we had a couple of days ago will soon be a distant memory.
Cooler on to Polesworth - We were expecting some rain last night and all the fly screens had to be taken out and the glass fitted in. It was so hot we couldn't sleep very well so at...
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