Aquadam at Ham Mill Lock February 2015

Posted on 22. Feb, 2015 by in Environment & Nature, Featured

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21st February 2015 Thames & Severn Canal

Brickwork repairs by volunteers have continued throughout the winter at HAM MILL LOCK east of Stroud.
A 30 feet long high tensile geotextile “AQUADAM” has been installed (18th February) above the lock chamber to hold back the waters of the Ham Mill pound which extends to Hope Mill lock. This enables work to start on repairs to the upper wing walls and the installation of new ground paddles. When the lock restoration at Ham Mill is completed, the Aquadam will be available for use on other sections of canal. The adjoining Ham Mill bridge is a typical Thames & Severn bridge and bears the marks from ropes pulling trading craft into the lock chamber. Local businesses have made valuable contributions to the lock restoration, together with the Swindon based Aquadam Europe Ltd.

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