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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:15pm

Post Subject: flooding

is there a site which tells you which rivers and locks are not in use due to flooding as i want to go on a trip next week from pillings lock to nottingham at the moment the flood gates are shut near the marina i have looked on waterscape and cant find any info


Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:58pm

Post Subject: flooding

You could try the Waterscape site but it does not seem to recognise Pilling Lock and Nottingham shows no stoppages mshire/nottingham/boating (all on one line).You may be able to infer the likley state of the river from this EA site ure/floods/riverlevels/default.aspx (one line). At present it is showing the Trent at Colwich as being a little above the highest normal range at about 3 metres. However the fact that you need to ask this indicates that you are not very experienced so you really must look at the flow, not just the level. Charging down a river in spate and approaching a bridge requires experience, more so when approaching a lock from upstream because there will be a weir close by. My advice is to phone the local waterways office or a lock keeper and take their advice re navigation. Please take care.

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