25.12.2013 UPDATE ON 22.12.13 RIVER IN FLOOD – DANGEROUS CONDITIONS

16:10 Dangerous conditions to navigation exist from Godaming Wharf to Thames Lock and it is not safe to proceed along the navigation at this time in this area

Flood waters are beginning to very slowly recede. The extreme nature of the flood has resulted in much damage to the waterway and there is a large amount of waterbourne debris stuck in many of the weirs which will prevent their full operation, especially closing in. It is not possible for reasons of safety to clear this debris until water levels and flows recede. Some weirs and lock cottages are cut off by flood waters and are inaccessible until flood waters recede.

If you own a boat on a National Trust mooring in a river section of the waterway you should take steps to inspect your boat. Beaware some moorings are currently inaccessible due to high water levels and flows of flood water.

The weather forecast for Friday and Saturday 27/28 December is for more strong winds and heavy rain. Once the effect of this weather on the waterway can be gauged our people will endevour to clear weirs and get the waterway operating as soon is practicable afterwards. However your patience is requested at this very diffuclt time and I am sure you will understand the demands this weather at this time of year has had across the waterway.

John Gibson
Navigations Manager

09.10 Dangerous conditions to navigation exist from Godaming Wharf to Thames Lock and it is not safe to proceed along the navigation at this time in this area.

You can check the latest river conditions by calling Thames Lock 01932 843106 or the Navigations office 01483 561389 (recorded message not updated at weekends)

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