Aldwarke Lock - Mexborough Low Lock


From Date: 29/07/2020 07:00

To Date: 29/07/2020 16:30 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations

Starts at: Aldwarke Lock

Ends at: Mexborough Low Lock


29/07/2020 16:24

Water levels have returned back to normal and navigation has now re-opened.

29/07/2020 10:51

Due to the low water levels the navigation will be closed between Aldwarke Lock and Mexborough Low Lock until 5pm today.


Contractors working at the hydro plant close to Thrybergh weir will be lowering the river level upstream of the weir by approximately 300mm for maintenance purposes. The drawdown will commence on Wednesday 29th July at 07:00hrs, or as soon after as circumstances permit. The works will be dependant on weather conditions, any changes to the program will be added to this notice.

The drawdown is expected to be completed and water levels returned to normal by 17:00hrs 29th July.

Water levels from Swinton Lock to Aldwarke Lock will be affected throughout the drawdown period.

Skippers of all craft are advised to exercise extra caution while navigating in this area.