News article created on 22 May 2018

Water management and MEICA/SCADA teams at Crick Boat Show 2018

Ever wondered how we manage our water, measure levels & lock counts or move swing bridges? Come along to the Crick Boat Show 2018 & find out…

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Every day, the Trust’s water management and MEICA/SCADA teams work closely together to make sure there's enough water in our canals and rivers for boating, the natural environment, canal side/boating businesses and the many visitors to our network.

We've over 600 monitoring stations at strategic points in the canals, river navigations and reservoirs we manage. We monitor using the latest technology and a bespoke system designed and managed by us.

For the first time ever, both teams will be at the Crick Boat Show, where you can learn more about how we do this:

  • meet our friendly staff and learn about what we do
  • see first-hand how we continuously measure our water levels and use technology to control structures eg. swing bridges, remotely
  • learn how obstacles in our canals can affect water flows with a demonstration hydraulic flume
  • find out how we do spot gauging of flows across our network using state of the art equipment

As well as offering a fantastic fun day out for all the family, you can also learn something new.

The show will be at Crick Marina, between 26 and 28 May 2018.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.crickboatshow.com or call 01283 742970.

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The water management team

The water management team spend their days making sure that we have just the right amount of water in our canals. Here they share some of the highlights of their work with us.

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