United Kingdom: 60 miles of canal closed in drought

Press Association: Almost half of Britain's longest canal is to be closed in the face of drought conditions, British Waterways announced today. Some 60 miles of the 127-mile Leeds and Liverpool Canal will be closed early next month, by which time the reservoirs which feed it are expected to have fallen to just 10 per cent of their capacity. The closure to boating traffic aims to prevent the loss of water from the canal through the opening of locks, and maintain sufficient water levels in the ......

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