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Grand Western Canal - 5 years on, Exeter

  • Lecture
  • Exeter
  • 16 November 2017
  • 18:00 - 19:30
Grand Western Canal - 5 years on, Exeter

About this event

On 21 November 2012 the Grand Western Canal suffered a serious breach and millions of litres of water escaped into adjacent fields. A team of civil engineers, contractors and local residents spent 12 hours installing emergency dams to stem the flow.

Five years on the canal is back to its former glory and a number of back up installations have been provided to ensure the Canal Manager has better control of water levels in times of excessive rainfall.

The reinstatement works were completed in time for the Canal 200th anniversary in 2014 whilst minor improvement and resilience works continued until 2017'. One of our region's Fellows, Kevin Dentith, will describe the repair works and measures taken to reduce the chances of another breach happening in the future.


For more information, please contact:

Alex Crump
e: alex.crump@devon.gov.uk

Event venue

Exeter University
One Bateman Lecture Theatre
Exeter EX4 4QF
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Natalie Wills

e: natalie.wills@ice.org.uk