Bridgwater and Taunton Canal Desilting

Issue date: 24 March 2011

A de-silting project means that boats will be able to make their way through the navigational channel between the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal and the River Tone at Firepool Lock, Taunton for the first time in two years.

The operation, managed by Somerset Waterways Development Trust, has opened up 16 miles of navigable waters for recreational use, linking Bridgwater to Taunton for canal and river boats.