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Owing to severe and exceptional flooding, IWA is aware that the following navigations are currently closed or restricted:


IWA advise that no attempt should be made to disobey advice from local officers of the navigation authorities as to whether it is safe to navigate or not.


Closed or strongly not advised


River Severn

Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

Lower and Upper Avon (Warwickshire)

Stratford Canal – south of Kingswood


All parts of the river Thames

Grand Union Canal – Braunston locks to Norton junction due to embankment collapse Oxford Canal – Banbury to Shipton-on-Cherwell Kennet and Avon Canal between Colthrop lock and Midgham owing to a breach Kennet and Avon Canal – Newbury to the river Thames


All parts of the Great Ouse - currently flooding above Bedford but expected soon downstream (some locks closed – reverse to increase drainage - between Bedford and Erith) All parts of the Nene (some locks closed – reversed to increase drainage)


Erewash Canal

Fossdyke Navigation

River Soar

River Trent

Trent and Mersey Canal - river section at Alrewas River Witham


Boaters are also advised to take extra care on the Aire & Calder Navigation (Ferrybridge and Castleford Locks on amber, user operation possible), Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (below Kinver) and the southern end of the Worcestershire and Birmingham Canal.


IWA’s National Festival & Boat Show, due to take place over the August bank holiday weekend, should not be affected by the current situation as water levels on the Great Ouse are expected to subside in the next few days.


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The Environment Agency has a recorded information line which has been incorporated into the Environment Agency's Flood line system. Please telephone 0845 988 1188 and when prompted press 1 on your telephone key pad followed by one of the following quick dial numbers:-


011131 for Thames river conditions

032112 for Nene river conditions

033211 for Great Ouse river conditions




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