HERON GONE FISHING. A Heron standing in a few inches of water in the bottom of the Shropshire Union canal at Middlewich, Cheshire. The canal suffered a serious breach in March 2018, leaving 20 boats stranded.
Middlewich breach caused by lock paddles left open. The canal breach wasn’t caused by an embankment collapse but by a ‘tsunami’ of up to 3 million gallons of water sweeping down from the lock above – where all four paddles had been left open.
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