Huddersfield Broad Canal

Start date: September 15, 2021

Est. end if know: October 11, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 1
Ends At: Lock 9, Red Doles Lock

Update on 28/09/2021:

The Huddersfield Broad Canal has been reopened as the water levels have significantly improved allowing navigation.

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal is still closed due to low water levels.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9.30am Sunday 26 September 2021 until further notice)

Due to lack of water resources through navigation is currently not possible.

Staff and volunteers are working to to try and improve the situation but it is unlikely the situation will improve enough in the short term to allow through navigation to recommence.

This notice will be updated when there is new information to share.

Update on 24/09/2021:

We are pleased to confirm that we are in a position to reopen the Huddersfield Broad canal as of 1600 today. Over the last few days the team have been undertaking work on the River Colne weir that feeds into Aspley goit and then into the Broad, and have been successful in reinstating river weir boards along the full crest.

The height of these boards has increased the feed into the canal and the canal has started bywashing once again. This morning we have trialled taking down a number of coupled up boats and this has so far proved successful.

We appreciate that there are a number of boaters either side of the Broad canal that are eager to restart their journeys.

We would please request that wherever possible that boats share locks to help preserve water on the newly reopened canal and very importantly ensure that all operable paddles are used to fill the locks and that all paddles and gates are closed once you have passed through the locks.

Update on 21/09/2021:

The Huddersfield Broad Canal will remain closed as Lock 1 and Lock 7 are unnavigable.

We are currently working to undertake some addition measures to improve water flow into the Huddersfield Broad Canal.

This is currently closed until the notice is updated accordingly.

Update on 20/09/2021:

We are still monitoring the water levels on the Huddersfield Broad Canal from Lock 8 to Lock 1 and it will remain closed for today.

We will re-assess the levels again tomorrow and update the notice accordingly.

Update on 17/09/2021:

The water levels at Aspley Marina have improved, however water levels from Lock 8 to Lock 1 on the Huddersfield Broad Canal are still low and water levels need to be replenished.

The navigation will remain closed over the weekend and we will be continiously monitoring the water levels.

We will update the notice on Monday.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (3.15pm Wednesday 15 September 2021 until further notice)

Due to Aspley Marina experiencing low water levels and in order to replenish the water the Huddersfield Broad Canal will be temporary closed.

This will be re-assessed tomorrow morning, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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