Friday, November 05, 2010

KA Canal boater's bulletin Friday 5 December 2010

Stoppages:
Oakhill Down Lock (68) near Froxfield is closed until further notice because of a damaged lock gate. 
Wootton Rivers (Locks 51-54) closed until  Friday 17 December for new lock gates to be fitted. (Scheduled winter stoppage)
The George Inn at Bathampton closed until Monday 11 November 2010 for refurbishment

Navigation Restrictions: 
From the west of Hungerford at Cobblers Lock (72) to Wire Lock (76) on the eastern side of the town there could be delays of up to 30 minutes and occasional drops in the water lever for dredging and bank protection work.
Caen Hill Flight — boaters are asked to share locks where possible to save water.

Water levels:
BW have managed to raise the level on the Long Pound between Devizes and Wootton Rivers and boaters with linear moorings who have been stuck fast on the bottom in recent weeks should be able to move their boats now.

There are no reports of low water levels elsewhere although it taxed the ingenuity of BW staff to keep traffic moving on the Bath Flight last weekend. 
Boating facilities
BW report that all of their pump-outs are working (including Kintbury).

Notes
There is no longer rubbish disposal at Hungerford — use Kintbury or Great Bedwyn.

The Bath Flight is open — the stoppage start has been postponed until Monday 22 November 2010 but it is still expected to finish on Friday 10 December 2010.

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