Huddersfield Narrow closed again

Published: Wednesday, 19 July 2017

COME the dry weather and the short pounds cannot cope on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal so it is closed again.

Again it is the eastern side that is suffering, with the canal closed at Library Lock 11E near Huddersfield, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Huddersfield stuckWater loss

Canal & River Trust confirm that the waterway is suffering water loss, particularly below Lock 11E, and want to 'investigate a specific issue', with the bad news being  that there will not be an investigation until Friday 4th August.

The two times we cruised the 'Narrow' we discovered the build-up of silt in the very short pounds restricts the amount of water in the locks, and any leakage quickly causes problems.  The picture above shows what occurs with a badly leaking gate. of which there are many with the restriction of maintenance.