River Severn - Dredging

Detail

From Date: 06/07/2018 10:00

To Date: 09/08/2019 18:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: River Severn Navigation

Starts at: Lock 2 Gloucester Lock

Ends at: Upper Lode Lock

Upstream winding hole: n/a

Downstream winding hole: n/a

Updates

16/07/2019 17:02

Please be advised that dredging works have now commenced at the top of the East Channel above Gloucester Lock.

As a result of these works slight delays are possible, please proceed with caution and listen to advice from the lock keepers and people on site.

Please contact us using the details below should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.

Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040

Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk 

In the case of an emergency please ring - Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

11/07/2019 15:04

Update

Please be advised that dredging will be carried out at the East Channel parting to remove the sand bank that has recently been causing navigation problems.

This work will be starting on Monday 15th July. 

The navigation will remain open, though boaters may be delayed by up to one hour as dredging plant and pipelines will obstruct the channel temporarily.  Up to date information on the location of the dredger will be available from the lock keepers at Upper Lode and Gloucester Lock.

Please follow the instructions of the dredging crew and pass through the working area with due caution.

Thank you for your understanding while waiting for this work to commence.

Please contact us using the details below should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.

Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040

Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk 

In the case of an emergency please ring - Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

02/07/2019 15:48

Update

Please be advised that as the River continues to be very low, the siltation at The Partings continues to be a significant hazard. Please approach slowly and use extra caution when navigating the river at this point.

The dredging programme below is expected to commence by the end of next week. We will advise more specifically next week.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please contact –

Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040

Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk 

In the case of an emergency please ring - Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

25/06/2019 14:39

Update

Please be advised that a dredging programme, as indicated below, is scheduled to commence early in July in the Upper Parting area of the River Severn above Gloucester Lock.

The programme is set to take up to 25 days to complete.

We still advise caution whilst navigating this section of the River due to changing currents depending on the tidal situation

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please contact -

Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or

Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040

Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk 

In the case of an emergency please ring

Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

11/01/2019 15:02

We are able to advise that, after a recent depth survey on the River Severn along this stretch of water, the noted depths are as follows:-

Between 1.60m and 1.75m along the main channel and 1.50m along the fringe.

We are now preparing a dredging programme to further improve the situation and will advise as soon this is in place.

We still advise caution whilst navigating this section of the River due to changing currents depending on the tidal situation

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see -

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

or contact -

Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or

Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040

Or you can e-mail - enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

In the case of an emergency please ring

Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see -

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

or contact -

Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or

Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040

Or you can e-mail - enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

In the case of an emergency please ring

Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

08/10/2018 11:31

Please be advised that we have observed a build-up of silt at the top of the Partings, which is narrowing the channel by the old Ronson site. Customers are advised to navigate this section of the river in single file and keep to the centre of the channel. Please take extra care when entering or leaving the Partings and remain vigilant for any obstructions.

If you require any further information or have any concerns please get in touch with the waterway team on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

Thank you.

17/08/2018 17:00

Please be aware that though we are no longer under regulation from the Environment Agency, water levels along the River Severn will be inconsistent for some time.

Please ensure you navigate with caution and remain vigilant for obstructions. Report any concerns you may have to the waterway team.

Thank you for your co-operation.

If you require further information then please contact the Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

14/08/2018 10:05

Please be aware that we are no longer under EA regulations as the water levels have risen.

Please ensure you still navigate with caution and remain vigilant for any obstructions. Any concerns you may have should be reported to the waterway team on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk.

20/07/2018 11:40

Please be advised that due to the long period of hot weather, we are currently experiencing very low water levels along the River Severn navigation.

Due to these low water levels, EA regulations demand that we now share locks along the river.

Please ensure you navigate with caution and remain vigilant for obstructions. Report any concerns you may have to the waterway team.

Thank you for your co-operation.

If you require further information then please contact the Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Description

Please be advised that due to the long period of hot weather the River Severn Navigation currently has low water levels.

Please be vigilant for obstructions and report any concerns to waterways.

Please navigate with caution.

Thank you for your patience in this matter.

If you require further information then please contact the Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk