'Bank Failure' closes the Kennet & Avon

Published: Saturday, 23 October 2021

PERHAPS again it's a breach by any other name.

102KAFor the bank of the Kennet & Avon Canal has suffered a 'Bank Failure' between locks 102 and 103 in Reading, Keith Gudgin reports.

Emptied pound

This has resulted in the canal water running into the Kennet, emptying the one and a half mile pound between the two locks closing the waterway.

The two locks have been secured to prevent the adjoining pounds being drained, particularly the upper one.  The photograph is of Burghfield Lock 103.

Canal & River Trust engineers have been on site today to assess the situation.