Kennet & Avon - Crofton


From Date: 23/06/2019 09:00

To Date: 24/06/2019 16:30 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Kennet & Avon Canal

Starts at: Lock 51, Wootton Rivers

Ends at: Lock 60, Crofton Lock


Due to an issue with one of the pumps at Caen Hill, there is not enough water getting in to the Long Pound (Devizes Lock 50 to Wootton Rivers Lock) to enable any transfer of water via the Wootton Rivers pumping station up to the Crofton summit.

As a result of the corresponding low levels on the Crofton summit, we unfortunately need to close the canal today between Wootton Rivers lock and Crofton lock 60.

We will assess the situation again on Monday morning and provide a further update at this time.