Leaking lock drains Regent's pound

Published: Thursday, 06 July 2017

THE leaking Acton's Lock (7) on the Regents Canal has drained the pound, with further leakages causing low water levels along 26 miles between Camden and Cowley.

There are now strict restrictions along the whole of the London waterway, that have been exacerbated by further leaking locks, Keith Gudgin tells us.

b regents drainedBoaters fault

However, Canal & River Trust blame boaters stating this is the fault of boaters leaving paddles up, that is causing difficulties maintaining pound levels suitable for navigation along the Regent’s Canal.

The Trust then states it is the product of the hot weather then that it is the fault of the Colne that feeds at Uxbridge—take your pick.  Lack of maintenance of course is not included. (Stock photograph.)

The water levels are being checked daily, but restrictions are in force for boaters between Hampstead Road Lock (1) to Acton’s Lock (7).  Contact the Trust  to get details.