Reduced air draft - Rentons Bridge


From Date: 03/07/2018 16:00

To Date: 20/12/2018 08:45 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Ripon Canal

Starts at: Bridge 5, Rentons Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 5, Rentons Bridge


20/12/2018 08:48

The water levels have now returned to normal.


Due to the current dry weather we have raised the water levels of the Ripon Canal and therefore there is a reduced air draft at Rentons Bridge close to Ripon Motor boat club Marina. 

This will be ongoing until such time as the levels of water in the River Skell increase which is our source of water for the Ripon Canal.

Can skippers of large craft please slow down and approach the bridge with caution, checking the water level indicator on the side of the bridge to calculate the current air draft.

During the current dry spell, to conserve water resources on the Ripon canal, please share passage through the locks where possible.