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Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal near Rogerstone in Newport has been completely dried up

Alan de Enfield

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Fears for wildlife around 'completely dried up' canal in Newport - Wales Online





Residents have raised concerns over water levels at the canal in Newport, claiming it is "completely dried up" and is threatening wildlife. Locals have raised concerns over the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal running through Rogerstone which they say has been suffering from low water levels for "months" and has been left "completely dried up" on several occasions.

The canal, which sprawls across several local authorities, has faced issues with water levels in recent years due to a combination of low rainfall, structural concerns and lack of water supply from higher ground. Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust, a charity which works alongside councils and Natural Resources Wales, said on Thursday that it was "extremely concerned about the lack of maintenance" on the canal.



Richard Parry has been overheard saying how much better it is for local wildlife (hedgehogs, rabbits etc) as they can now walk across to the other side without drowning.


When asked "why did you cross the canal" a local chicken said, "because I can !"

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