Water Levels at Garrell Burn

SEPA alerted us to low water levels on the Garrell Burn, which is part of a wider water management system for the Forth & Clyde Canal.

We can confirm we have not actively abstracted from this burn for over 10 days. Our operations team carried out inspections at the end of last week and found a consistent flow down the Garrell and Ebroch Burns.

We carried out some minor works to stop all flow into our feeder system, but we did not find any significant issue with our infrastructure where the burn connects to the canal system that would have caused the water shortage.

Our ecologists are supporting the wider environmental review into the cause of the incident and whether events downstream played a contributing factor.

Scottish Canals is committed to safeguarding the wildlife both on and along the canal so we are doing what we can to identify the cause.


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