Tidal River Great Ouse

Start date: January 11, 2021

Est. end if know: July 1, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Denver Lock & Salters Lode Lock

Update on 03/03/2021:

Before attempting any crossings at present we advise making contact with the relevant lock keepers at Denver Lock on 01366 382913 and for Salters Lode Lock call 01366 382292 as far in advance as possible so they can advise if locking will be possible.

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.

We advise boaters to proceed with extreme caution if going onto the tidal river at present
and to only travel in accordance within the latest government restrictions and advice.
For further information, please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between
9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team. In an
Emergency or out of hours call our Incident Hotline: 0800 80 70 60.

Update on 24/02/2021:

Denver Lock is currently closed see Emergency Closure Notice 23 Feb 2021 for further information.

RESTRICTION (Thursday 7 January 2021 until further notice)

Following the recent heavy rainfall and the consequent flooding experienced, 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 making contact with the relevant lock keepers at Denver Lock on 01366
382913 and for Salters Lode Lock call 01366 382292 as far in advance as possible so they
can advise if locking will be possible.

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.

We advise boaters to proceed with extreme caution if going onto the tidal river at present
and to only travel in accordance within the latest government restrictions and advice.

For further information, please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between
9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team. In an
Emergency or out of hours call our Incident Hotline: 0800 80 70 60.

 

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