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Sir Percy

Staffordshire & Worcestershire - flooding question

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56 minutes ago, Graham Davis said:

Don't think I've ever heard of it happening.

ok, thanks. seen a few warnings, wondered if it ever did happen.

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2 hours ago, Sir Percy said:

Well, that's the question really: does it get affected by flooding from the River Stour?

As far as I recall, it does not directly connect with the canal, although goes both over and under it a couple of times.  It also runs close to it at points.  So any flooding risk would have to be from overtopping of the river into the canal, and I don’t think this has ever happened.

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56 minutes ago, The Dreamer said:

As far as I recall, it does not directly connect with the canal, although goes both over and under it a couple of times.  

 

Over??

 

There used to be a connection from the canal to the river at Pratts Wharf, between Stourport and Kidderminster, to allow boats to reach a mill on the river. The towpath bridge is still there together with the remains of a lock.

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The S&W crosses over the Stour above Kidderminster lock and at the bend above Stewponey, whence it follows the Smestow brook, IIRC.

Have to be a serious flood to affect the cut.

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