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Severn Bore
Good bores predicted around 2023 spring tides on 28 Sep - 02 Oct and Oct 27 - 30 Oct.

River Severn Levels
For up-to-date river levels and/or flood warnings at specific sites, refer to the Environment Agency.
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.

Boating Formulas
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 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.

VHF Check
If you transmit on VHF your boat name, owner and licence details, and call sign can be checked on the official database.

Weather Forecasts
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')

Moon Phases
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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For links to sources and organisations relevant to boating on the River Severn, Sharpness canal and Bristol Channel go to Severn boating links

For locations and sketch maps see River Severn,  the Sharpness canalSevern Estuary  and  Bristol Channel.  For boating events go to Ports of Call

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