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Leeds Liverpool Canal at gargrave set to re-open
10:44am Friday 17th September 2010 in Gargrave
The Leeds-Liverpool Canal, which partially closed last month because of a lack of water, is re-opening.
British Waterways said reservoir levels in the region were at a sufficient level to get boat traffic moving again.
The closure has been in place since August 2 when the worst drought conditions for 100 years forced the body to shut the canal between Wigan and Gargrave.
Operations director Vince Moran said: “The significant increase in rainfall over the last few weeks has made it possible for us to introduce a phased reopening. We will continue to monitor the reservoirs on a daily basis.”