Gloucester Dock Main Basin

Detail

From Date: 28/09/2018 12:00

To Date: 13/05/2019 13:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Starts at: Access, Between North and South Points

Ends at: Access, Between North and South Points

Upstream winding hole: n/a

Downstream winding hole: n/a

Updates

12/04/2019 11:33

Update

Dredging in the main basin has been temporarily suspended and will re-commence after the Easter break

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

In the case of an emergency please ring

Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

12/03/2019 10:16

Update

A post dredge survey carried out on 21st February indicated that a total of 19,900 m3 of sediment has been removed and clearly shows where further dredging is required.

It is proposed to re-commence dredging during the w/e 15th March. Due to environmental constraints we are not permitted to use the suction dredger during this period and will return to using conventional excavator dredging. 

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

Thank you.

05/03/2019 13:24

Following the first phase of dredging being completed in the Gloucester Docks. This most recent survey survey, taken on 28th February, found the average depth in the main channel between Llanthony Bridge and Gloucester Lock to be 3m, with a minimum depth of 1.6m in some areas. The depth at the entrance to Victoria Basin is 1.6m.

We currently anticipate the next phase of dredging to begin on 11th March. We will keep you updated as plans progress.

Please take these readings into account when planning your visit to the Docks.

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

Thank you.

03/01/2019 17:49

This week’s survey, taken on 3rd January, found the average depth in the main channel between Llanthony Bridge and Gloucester Lock to be 1.63m, with a minimum depth of 1.3m in some areas. The depth at the entrance to Victoria Basin is 1.4m.

Please take these readings into account when planning your visit to the Docks.

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

Thank you.

03/01/2019 16:33

This week’s survey, taken on 1st January, found the average depth in the main channel between Llanthony Bridge and Gloucester Lock to be 1.63m, with a minimum depth of 1.3m in some areas. The depth at the entrance to Victoria Basin is 1.4m.

Please take these readings into account when planning your visit to the Docks.

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

Thank you.

18/12/2018 15:18

This week’s survey, taken on 18th December, found the average depth in the main channel between Llanthony Bridge and Gloucester Lock to be 1.77m, with a minimum depth of 1.4m in some areas. The depth at the entrance to Victoria Basin is 1.4m.

Please take these readings into account when planning your visit to the Docks.

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

Thank you.

13/12/2018 09:21

This week’s survey, taken on 11th December, found the average depth in the main channel between Llanthony Bridge and Gloucester Lock to be 1.81m, with a minimum depth of 1.35m in some areas. The depth at the entrance to Victoria Basin is 1.4m.

Please take these readings into account when planning your visit to the Docks.

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

Thank you.

05/12/2018 14:43

This week’s survey, taken on 4th December, found the average depth in the main channel between Llanthony Bridge and Gloucester Lock to be 1.66m, with a minimum depth of 1.35m in some areas. The depth at the entrance to Victoria Basin is 1.4m.

Please take these readings into account when planning your visit to the Docks.

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

Thank you.

29/11/2018 09:26

Further to the notice below, we have begun taking weekly soundings which will continue until the dredging works commence in January.

This week’s survey, taken on Tuesday, found the average depth in the main channel between Llanthony Bridge and Gloucester Lock to be 1.7m, with a minimum depth of 1.4m in some areas. The depth at the entrance to Victoria Basin is 1.3m.

Please take these readings into account when planning your visit to the Docks.

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

Thank you.

12/11/2018 14:56

Dredging works will commence at Gloucester Docks during January and February 2019. Contractors working on behalf of Canal and River Trust will carry this out out in the Gloucester Basin and on the canal immediately south of Llanthony Bridge.

An comprehensive Advice Notice will be distributed to boaters once we can confirm the works schedule.

In the meantime we are regularly appraising the 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

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

Description

We are currently experiencing a build-up of silt in the main Gloucester Basin.

Available depth ranges from 1.50m to 2.00m across the basin. We are in the process of looking to bring forward our planned January dredging programme in response to this situation.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and advise boaters to exercise caution navigating the basin.

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