Northern river floods close navigations

Published: Thursday, 13 February 2020

SUCH as been the amount of rain that the rivers—and so the river navigations—in the north are flooded.

CalderFlooding2The Aire and the Calder are both in flood and have been so affected for days with the constant downpours, so are obviously closed to navigation.

Closed flood gates

And now Canal & River Trust have closed the flood gates on the New Junction Canal at the Don Aqueduct, preventing access.

The photograph shows the Calder Flooding at Mirfield, whilst the one below shows Aire bollards at Leeds.