When there is too much water in the canal, we try to remove the excess water as soon as possible to ensure the safety of the canal.
With the monitoring we have in place across the canals and rivers we are able to see what is happening in specific areas. If water levels rise, the monitoring system sends an alert and indicates to us a possible problem.
We remove excess water in a number of ways:
If you need information about the Flood & Water Management Act 2010 (F&WMA2010) please download our F&WMA2010 guidance notes.
When there is too much water it is sometimes unsafe to navigate along the canals and rivers. To check your planned route is currently open please take a look at our stoppage notices.
Last date edited: 4 July 2017