We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

News article created on 28 December 2015

Flood assessment continues

We are facing considerable damage along much of the Rochdale Canal, the Calder & Hebble and on the Aire Navigation through Leeds that may take some time to repair.

Flooding Update Flooding Update

We hope to provide you with a new update on the overall situation over the coming days.

Our local teams have shown great professionalism, and we’ve been really heartened by the fantastic response from volunteers who have been offering support to get all the region’s waterways back open as soon as possible. We’ll be able to provide a clearer of picture of what and where your help will be required next week when the full extent of repairs are known.

The teams have been putting up signs and fencing reminding people to stay away from closed sections of towpath where it’s currently unsafe. Please respect the advice to stay off closed towpaths – with more rain forecast, it’s for your own safety. Our thoughts continue to be with everyone in the affected areas, and we’d urge everyone on or around swollen waterways to take care while this extreme weather continues.

Further information

For more information on flooding in your area check the Environment Agency's website.

For the latest information about the weather including severe weather warnings please check the Met Office website.