27 February 2018

Bowbridge Dredging update

Slowly but surely, the cut along Bowbridge pound is taking shape.  The channel is now being dredged to depth and at sufficient width to get a mud hopper along side.  The mound of mud placed in the water on the south side will be extracted later on another pass.

The measure of progress is marked by white sticks set in the towpath bank.  Ice covers much of the surface of the canal.  It was good to note that the water level is full and that there is flow over the spill wear. Especially since there has been little rain for quite a while now.  Little is getting past the lock gates at present.