Dredging the Grantham Canal
Why we need your help
Our Dredging challenge
Dredging the Grantham is a big challenge. We would really appreciate your support on the first phase of this challenge which is to dredge the canal between the bottom of Lock 17 at The Dirty Duck down to Lock 14 opening up the section to our new lock
Our first task is to carry out calculations and measurements as to how much silt we will have to remove in order to bring that canal stretch to navigable condition. This will obviously directly impact on the timescale and cost of the dredging operation. Once this part of the project is complete we can use those skills learned to survey from Lock 18 all the way to the A1. This will assist us in focusing on the most shallow sections in our future dredging programme.
Meanwhile not sitting still we plan to clear as much weed from the surface in other sections and work on bringing the beauty back into the Grantham Canal. So our plea to you is to offer some time to assist our volunteers in this work or alternatively would you please make a donation to our “Dredge” fund!