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.
A Very Busy Couple of Weeks! - [image: b2e325fb-522c-4e37-9444-8028a569d27f] A short while back we went “over the river” (the R. Erwell) to neighbouring Salford to pay our respects at ...
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