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CRT provides navigation update as drought declared

As a drought was declared on 15th August across most of England by the National Drought Group, the Canal & River Trust has introduced water-saving measures at some locations. However,  the trust stressed that more than 80% of its network – including the Llangollen and Montgomery Canal in North Wales – is still open and fully navigable. A map of the affected areas can be found at canalrivertrust.org.uk/specialist-teams/managing-our-water/drought/water-savings-restrictions Recently, CRT was referring enquiries to its reservoir-level pages, which showed that the principal areas of concern were in the northern regions,…
16 August 2022
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Grounding warning from River Canal Rescue  

While water shortages cause canal closures in some parts of the inland waterway network, emergency service River Canal Rescue (RCR) has warned boaters to take…
17 August 2022
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Source of River Thames dries out as drought looms

The source of the River Thames dried up so much by early August that there are no signs of aquatic life for its first several…
11 August 2022
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Shuttered Shroppie Fly will reopen

Iconic The Shroppie Fly at Audlem, one of the best-known pubs on the inland waterways network, is currently shuttered, with boaters wondering about its future. …
10 August 2022
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CRT explains overgrowth

Over the past couple of months, WW readers have sent us several reports of overgrown vegetation on canal towpaths and offside channels. Now the Canal…
09 August 2022
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Developer chosen for Brimscombe Port

Plans to complete Phase 1 of the Cotswold Canals have taken a step forward, after Stroud District Council selected a developer to complete the Brimscombe…
08 August 2022
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Driest start since 1976 finally bites home for boaters

The Canal & River Trust is finally imposing restrictions on an increasing number of canals, after the driest start to a year since 1976, and…
08 August 2022
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CRT launches first boater census 

The Canal & River Trust is launching its first boater census, to build a general picture of those who live on or use boats for…
04 August 2022
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New Canal & River Trust chair named

The Canal & River Trust has named David Orr CBE as its proposed new chair, subject to approval by the CRT Council in September. A…
04 August 2022
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CRT boat licences to rise 8% in a year

The Canal & River Trust has announced another 4% increase in boat licence fees from 1st October 2022, the second such rise this year, making…
03 August 2022
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Historic Wilderness boat burned out

Thirty years of personal trailboat history and memorabilia was lost on 14th July, when fire destroyed four boats at Hampstead Marina on the River Medway.…
29 July 2022
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