Notice Alert Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line Location: Goole to Knostrop Leeds Aire & Calder Navigation Tuesday 18 August 2020 14:00 until Saturday 19 September 2020 17:00 Type: Advice Reason: Information ________________________________________
In support of the new freight traffic movement from Hull to Leeds due to commence early September contractors will be undertaking bed levelling work on the Aire & Calder Navigation between Goole and Leeds. Work will focus on the following areas; work may also be required elsewhere on the navigation.
Posted by me on 16 August in the "Meadow Lane Lock . . ." thread :
Not really, no, . . the MCB simply followed the line of where the navigation channel should be until it grounded, and then with it's propulsion engine running ahead and all the time shearing a few degrees from port to starboard and back just kept pulling up grabfuls from close alongside and dropping them back in as far away as the maximum jib extension would allow.
They just kept doing this for around a couple of hours, . . until she slithered off the Beeston side of the shoal. It was more of an operation to rearrange the sand and silt deposited by the Winter's floods, . . rather than than to dredge any of it out !
Doesn't exactly inspire confidence in C&RT's commitment to maintaining the commercial waterways to a depth which will accommodate barges loaded to anywhere near their maximum capacity, . . does it ! When the Besthorpe - Whitwood sand and gravel traffic ended in July 2013, we were loading down to 8' on Springs - when the tides were putting enough water into the Trent - without encountering any significant depth problems on the Aire & Calder from Goole to Whitwood.