Tidal River Great Ouse

Start date: March 29, 2022
End date: April 30, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

Denver Lock & Salters Lode Lock

RESTRICTION (Monday 28 March 2022 until rescinded)

Following the winter period, siltation has built up on the tidal approaches to both Salters
Lode & Denver Locks. Locking windows are therefore currently restricted and reduced in
frequency. Before attempting any crossings at present, we advise contacting the relevant lock
keepers at Denver Lock on 01366 382913 and for Salters Lode Lock call 01366 382292 and to
do this as far in advance as possible so they can advise if locking will be possible. Please
note that there may be some days where crossings will not be able to take place.
The Tidal River for craft traversing between Denver and Salters Lode and for craft
navigating the Hundred Foot and Great Ouse Tidal Rivers between Earith and Kings Lynn
also remains affected with silt banks present and constantly changing within the channel. In
addition, river users may experience difficulties with increased risk of craft grounding within the
Tidal River and whilst approaching locks /structures.
Urgent arrangements are being made with contractors to carry out the desilting works, and
a further update will follow asap in the meantime we advise boaters to proceed with
extreme caution of going onto the tidal river at present.