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Low Water Level Warning For Royal & Grand Canals After Recent Dry Spell

29th August 2021
File image of a canal lock gate in Dublin
File image of a canal lock gate in Dublin Credit: Waterways Ireland

Low water levels continue to be experienced on the Grand Canal’s Main Line and Barrow Line as well as on the Royal Canal, Waterways Ireland has warned.

Some levels are currently 450mm down on normal levels, the cross-border body for Ireland’s inland waterways says, as the sources that supply water to the navigations have been affected by the recent warm and dry spell as well as unfavourable rainfall patterns.

Masters of vessels are advised to proceed with additional caution and to contact the relevant water patroller for latest advice and assistance.

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