Another three weeks to clear silt

Published: Wednesday, 01 March 2023

THE silt that closed Droitwich canals in January will still take another three weeks to clear.

barge Lock top end gatesThe build-up of silt is between Vines Park Lock and Lock 6, Droitwich Junction Intersection of Lock 6, Body Brook to Lock 7, River Lock on Droitwich Junction Canal, Keith Gudgin reports.

Droitwich Barge Canal

The Droitwich Barge Canal also needs clearing of silt from at Barge Lock to Bridge 20.

Work has been progressing on clearing the silt but we are told this will not be enough to allow navigation until the 20th of March.

After this, navigation could be interrupted to clear obstructions.