Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire.

The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church.

There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it.

On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles.

Fibre dam at bridge 109 New Barn Bridge 12.10.2021.
Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire. The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church. There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it. On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles. This is the fibre dam at New Barn Bridge no 109. The date is 12.10.2021
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Breach in L and L near Rishton 12.10.2021.
The breach site in the bed and towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Rishton. Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire. The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church. There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it. On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles. The date is 12.10.2021 Image Cw 7766 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
Stranded boat near bridge 110 L and L 12.10.2021.
Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire. Unfortunately one boat was moored in on the section of the canal between the two bridges, and thus the fibre dams as wasn’t able to move before the dams were installed so could be here for quite a time while the breach is repaired. The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church. There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it. On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles. The date is 12.10.2021 Image Cw 7767 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
Stranded boats at Rishton visitor moorings 12.10.2021.
Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire. Further along the canal from the breach site the water level is still very low at the Rishton visitor moorings and three canal boats will be stuck here until the water level is restored. The Canal and River Trust have advised that they plan to install pumps to move water around the breach site to allow these boats to move. In the mean time they have settled at quite an alarming angle. The canal view cafe is supplying water to the boats. The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church. There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it. On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles. The date is 12.10.2021 Image Cw 7768 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
Drained canal looking towards breach from bridge 109 12.10.2021.
The drained Leeds and Liverpool canal looking towards the site of the breach from bridge 109, New Barn Bridge, near Rishton. Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire. The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church. There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it. On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles. The date is 12.10.2021 Image Cw 7769 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
Breach in L and L near Rishton 12.10.2021
The breach site in the bed and towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal near Rishton. Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire. The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church. There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it. On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles. The date is 12.10.2021 Image Cw 7770 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
Drained canal looking towards breach from bridge 109 12.10.2021
The drained Leeds and Liverpool canal looking towards the site of the breach from bridge 109, New Barn Bridge, near Rishton. Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire. The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church. There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it. On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles. The date is 12.10.2021 Image Cw 7771 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
Stranded boats at Rishton visitor moorings 12.10.2021
Overnight from the 10th to the 11th of October 2021 a breach occurred in the bed and then the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool canal in East Lancashire. Further along the canal from the breach site the water level is still very low at the Rishton visitor moorings and these two canal boats will be stuck here until the water level is restored. The Canal and River Trust have advised that they plan to install pumps to move water around the breach site to allow these boats to move. In the mean time they have settled at quite an alarming angle. The breach is between bridges 109 New Barn Bridge near Rishton and bridge 110 Aspen Bridge near Church. There is a culvert runs under the canal here taking water away to Hyndburn Brook and it appears that the initial leak was through the bed of the canal into this culvert. As it worsened it became bigger and took some of the canal wash wall and the towpath with it. On Monday morning fibre dams were installed at bridges 109 and 110 to prevent even more water flowing out of the canal on the long pound between Barrowford and Blackburn locks, a distance of about 22 miles. The date is 12.10.2021 Image Cw 7772 copyright Colin Wareing of Colin and Carole’s Creations
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