Posts Tagged ‘drought’
Several boaters attended the Kennet and Avon User Group meeting on May 3rd and among other information, found out that temporary facilities at Dundas would be installed on May 14th; that drought restrictions are still in force, and that the Local Mooring Strategy proposals were due to be reviewed by the Local Waterway Partnership. Two boaters sent a report:
Despite the recent heavy rain – both the Avon and the Kennet are in flood – there is still a need to conserve water on the K and A. BW imposed restrictions on navigation after Easter. In brief, these are: don’t use locks in the evening or overnight, and always share locks (unless you are a widebeam) even if it means waiting. Waiting for boats going the other way rather than filling or emptying locks if they are set against you is another way of conserving water.