Derwent Mouth Flood Gates (EA), Shardlow to Aston Lock, Trent & Mersey Canal


From Date: 20/01/2021 00:00

To Date: 19/02/2021 00:00 inclusive

Type: Navigation Closure

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Trent & Mersey Canal

Starts at: Lock 1, Derwent Mouth Lock

Ends at: Lock 3, Aston Lock


16/02/2021 13:32

Derwent Mouth lock is open and navigation is now possible through this stretch. We apologise for the delay in publishing this information.

The section of the Upper Trent between Derwent Mouth Lock and Trent Lock is being effected by flooding on the River Soar and users of this stretch should proceed with caution.


Due to the rising river level on the Trent, the Environment Agency have taken the decision to close the Derwent Mouth flood gates until further notice.

Whilst the EA gates are closed, navigation will not be possible between the Derwent Mouth flood gates and Shardlow Lock. 

Some fluctuations in water level may occur between Shardlow Lock and Aston Lock, specifically around Willowbrook moorings.