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Confirmed stoppages and restrictions


Weed warning - Between West Stockwith Lock and Shireoaks Marina - until further notice
As with recent years, we anticipate that we will again experience weed growth in this area over the next few months. Although weed boats will be actively removing this weed it is possible, especially if the weather is exceptionally warm and sunny, that boaters and anglers may be affected. Please be assured that we will do our best with the resource we have available to manage weed growth. 
Please do report any sightings of excessive weed growth in this area to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Thank you for your assistance and understanding on this matter.


Morse Lock (49) - 28th August until further notice
The emergency repair works to the ground paddles at Morse Lock have now been completed and the lock is once again operational to boaters.
However, an obstruction has been found in the lock and consequently one of the ground paddles is not working.
Boaters can still operate the lock, but please be aware that delays will be experienced when waiting for the lock to fill up.
C&RT apologises for any inconvenience these delays may cause and asks boaters to be patient.
They aim to have this obstruction removed as soon possible and regular updates can be found on our website.
Enquiries: Newark – 0303 040 4040.


Slipway at Shireoaks Marina
The slipway at Shireoaks Marina is closed except for emergency portage and access to trail boats. Enquiries to the temporary keyholder on 07939 526324.


Advice: Misterton Bottom Lock to Thorpe Top Treble Lock Top (C&RT Key Required) - 27th Apr 2012 until further notice
Associated Regional Office: East Midlands Waterways
Restriction on lift of paddle gear is in place on some paddles to assist low water flows.
Enquiries: 01636 704481.


West Stockwith - 1st March 2009 to 28th February 2014
From the Associated Regional Office: BW East Midlands.
Restriction – Operating the Flood Gates: The Environment Agency will be carrying out training operations on the Flood Gates situated at West Stockwith. This will be once every three months over the next five years. Short delays are envisaged, however this will be only a few minutes while the gates are being operated during the training. Boaters are requested to follow the advice of staff on site and take care when passing through the site. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this operation.
Enquiries: Chris Martin, Operational Support Engineer, 01636 704481.


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Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 18:28