Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Changes at Church Lock

When we first bought Constance we had a home mooring on the non-towpath side just above Church Lock at Great Bedwyn.
We used to live in that gap...

C&RT have built a new- by-wash on the towpath side.

Very smart it is too.
 Apparently the EA do not like canal water spilling into their rivers (in this case the Dun) because canals have too little oxygen and too much algae. C&RT would rather keep their water that lose it to the rivers. This by-wash links to the next pound and allows excess water to flow past the lock rather than running over the top of the lock gates.
Looking back...

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