Huddersfield Narrow Canal - Water management information


From Date: 04/10/2021 14:30

To Date: 03/10/2022 12:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No


Closest waterway: Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Starts at: Lock 1 East, Stanley Dawson Lock

Ends at: Standedge Tunnel


13/10/2022 11:27

The pump was removed on Monday 3rd October 2022.

The navigation is still closed.


With the support of the EA, during the 2021 boating season we installed a temporary river pump at Britannia bridge, in Milnsbridge, abstracting water from the River Colne into the Huddersfield Narrow canal to aid continued navigation on the canal.

We have unfortunately been unsuccessful in gaining an extension on this abstraction from the EA which we had hoped would continue until the end of the 2021 boating season, so as of 30th Sept 2021 we have ceased abstraction for this year.

The canal is currently looking healthy and we are relying on supply from our reservoirs, natural feeds and of course wet weather to maintain water supply, with the recent rainfall proving beneficial.

The local team will continue to do their best to manage water levels in order to support safe navigation and if we are faced with the need to implement restrictions or closures, we will update the notice accordingly.