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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.4k 2289 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 8:32AM
Hmmm... I do remember some years ago I got stuck into commenting on a CG upload and clean forgot that I had left the bath running... Maybe the lock keeper has a similar excuse?
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 9:04AM
Terrific POV and interesting to see the overflow. Probably some overflow valves have got blocked!
8 Nov 2020 9:25AM
Some canals are fed by adjacent rivers and streams coming from nearby hills that would originally have fed into the river. In times of excess rainfall the overflow channels at the side of the locks cannot cope with the flood water so the canal and the gates can overflow and even be severly damaged.
The Calder and Hebble Navigation running alongside the River Calder in around Dewsbury is one such canal. One set of double locks near the former Healey Mills Marshalling Yard has been closed since we had a very severe storm last winter when the gates and locks were very badly damaged. The canal (lock) at that point is impassable until the repairs are finished.
Hope that helps John.


PS. Nice shotGrin
dudler Plus
17 1.4k 1736 England
8 Nov 2020 9:55AM
Thanks, Alan.

There's no feed into the canal from the sides* at that point, and it's only 500 yards uphill to the next lock. Interestingly, the next lock downstream has a visible and active by-pass channel.

I suspect that there's a blockage of a channel that amounts to a single missing stone in the brickwork just upstream of the lock.

* Unless the A34 counts (which is what goes over that bridge)...
DaveRyder Plus
6 4.8k 7 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2020 10:30AM
Waterever the reason fine documentary images.,,, Smile
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
8 Nov 2020 10:41AM
I have no idea. Not so many canals in Norway.
But l like to see a program with two old actresses travailing on canals SmileSmile

8 Nov 2020 11:20AM
Probably because there has been little use, of the canals due to the Covid.
8 Nov 2020 12:09PM
The Crinan Canal (Scotland) has reservoirs to hold water and I have seen restrictions on using the loch gates. They filled the locks with boats before opening them and allowing water in, That was in summer weather but I have never seen an overflow,

The weather does what She wants not what we want,

mac Plus
19 9 Scotland
8 Nov 2020 12:16PM
Good capture with a catchy title, John. Nothing to offer, as we do not have many canals in Scotland. Too many rivers??
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
8 Nov 2020 6:36PM
Two super images John SmileSmile
Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
8 Nov 2020 8:59PM
It's caused by rainfall, I think.

I was at the canal in Linslade in Beds. one day last week and while it's not as full as the one in your image, it's higher than I've ever seen it.
Water was pouring from the "overflow" to the point where the stream that's supposed to drain it away was flooding an adjacent field.
11 Nov 2020 12:35AM
Two good images, John. No safety overflow? And, not about rain?


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