Increasing navigable depth of Wey and Thames

Land & Water won a contract to complete dredging works on the River Wey and River Thames recently, on behalf of the Environment Agency.

As part of two separate packages, the project team has undertaken the following works at three primary sites: Wey Navigation, Newark Bridge, near Ripley.

Works consisted of increasing the navigable depth to aid free passage to boats moving through the navigation.

River Wey, Weybridge Marine

A small shoal consisting of around 50t of material was removed where the River Wey meets the Thames, near Weybridge, to prevent boats from running aground.

Town Lock, Weybridge on the Wey Navigation

A shoal consisting of 400m3 of sand was dredged between Addlestone and Weybridge Road bridges, the material was loaded into hopper barges and pushed down to the Environment Agency’s Sunbury Depot.

An excavator rehandled material into road going sealed tippers to be disposed at Land & Water’s Habitat Creation Scheme at Rainham.

Photo: Land & Water