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Toddbrook Reservoir update

Published on: 08 August 2019

Toddbrook Reservoir

British Marine and its inland associations (British Marine Midlands, Inland Boating and The Yacht Harbour Association) have been keeping a close eye on the damage to the Toddbrook Reservoir at Whaley Bridge and the impact that it has had and could still have on members’ activities.

British Marine has been in regular communication with the Canal & River Trust (CRT) and has ensured that relevant information has been passed onto members in the local area via its associations.

Now that residents are being allowed to return to their homes, British Marine’s primary concern is to ensure the collapse (in particular the drainage of the reservoir) does not negatively impact the marine industry and boaters in the local area in the future.

Following further discussions with the CRT on Wednesday, British Marine has been informed that although water levels in the Toddbrook Resevoir have been significantly reduced, the local canal also draws from the nearby Combs Reservoir and so at present the CRT is not anticipating any water restrictions – the CRT has confirmed that it will keep boaters and the industry updated if that changes.

Updates on all the latest developments and announcements will be made on the CRT website here.

For more information, please contact Brian Clark at