River Great Ouse

Start date: December 27, 2021
End date: December 31, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bedford Ouse from Bedford to Earith

ADVICE (Wednesday 22 December 2021 until further notice)

Please note that due to the weather forecast over the Christmas weekend
(Christmas Eve 24th December to Boxing Day, Sunday 26th December 2021)
we anticipate that the Bedford Ouse River from Bedford to Earith is highly
likely to cross into Strong Stream Advice as a part of our River Advice for

As a result we will be preparing the Bedford Ouse Locks for discharge from
tomorrow morning (Christmas Eve, Friday 24th December), please note that
at reversable locks the ‘v’ door gates will be chained back and locked off and
the guillotine gates placed in flood mode. This will mean that the locks are
not operable to the public and not open to navigation traffic. You should still
receive Strong Stream Advice messaging as normal when and if it becomes
necessary to issue this.

We will revert them back to normal operation for navigation as soon as the
weather risk has diminished and flows and river levels allow.