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Photo of the Month is here.
Small bores predicted around spring tides 06 - 09 Oct.
For latest information on the pandemic crisis go to Covid-19 emergency.
River Severn Levels
For up-to-date river levels and/or flood warnings at specific sites, refer to the Environment Agency.
For real-time data on river depths and flow (with many cameras) on all inland waterways in England and Wales see ShootHill GaugeMap
Caution : river levels can rise very rapidly after heavy rain anywhere in the large Severn catchment area. For lock availability, contact Lock Keeper by VHF or telephone.
Out of Season Boating
For useful advice on river boating in winter see Winter boating.
For boating formulas you once knew but may have forgotten see Boating Formulas.
Online quiz to test your boating knowledge.
Bulk Freight transport
Cemex continue shipping sand and gravel aggregate on the River Severn to their processing plant at Ryall's House Farm quarry. Sand and gravel is being transported from a new quarry and wharf at Ryall's Court to the north of Upton.
For photographs see freight transport
Droitwich Barge Canal/River Severn
Barge Canal has access from River Severn north east of Bevere Lock. Air draught is very restricted and access to the inland canal system only possible for narrow boats.
If you transmit on VHF your boat name, owner and licence details, and call sign can be checked on the official database.
For locality specific weather forecasts go to Bristol Channel or Severn Boating Links.
Sea Locks Sharpness and Bristol
Heavily tide dependent; lock and swing bridges require prior arrangement by telephone or VHF.
Most other sea locks in the Severn Estuary and Bristol Channel are dependent on the tides. For information see relevant links under Bristol Channel ('major shipping...') and Severn Links ('nautical matters')
Spring tides occur two days after new or full moon.
For online daily tide times at Avonmouth and other locations in Bristol Channel see under 'Nautical Matters' in Severn boating links
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