Canal and River Trust to Improve Weirs on Regent’s Canal (UK)
The Canal and River Trust has announced plan to make improvements to a number of weirs on the Regent’s Canal, making them even more efficient during periods of heavy rain.
They are proposing to give the existing weirs crenulated edges, which will increase surface area and allow higher volumes of water to flow over them.
This will reduce the risk of flooding to neighbouring properties and businesses during storms. The works will also enable us to accept surface water discharges from new developments in the area and will allow the Trust to safely reduce the resources needed to deal with water control in bad weather.
The proposed improvements are to be carried out to weirs that are located in locks along the Regent’s Canal. They will carry out environment and heritage assessments, including a survey of each lock to ensure any works will not damage the original lock.
If there is a need in future to restore the locks to their original purpose, the works will be able to be reversed. The works will also include dredging around the weirs.
Dredging Today Staff, November 29, 2012