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Spalding Water Taxi is postponing start of season due to low levels of the River Welland





Pilots of Spalding Water Taxi are going to delay the start of their new season due to the current low levels of the River Welland.

Spalding Water Taxi usually starts ferrying people along the River Welland in early April but this year’s opening has been postponed until the water levels have returned to normal.

The Environment Agency has previously told this website that the Welland is currently being kept low to help the flooded Cowbit and Crowland Wash to recover following heavy rain and the breached bank.

Spalding Water Taxi operations manager Anthony Grunwell with his dog Alfie and pilot Cean Alvarez launch the first boat of 2022.
Spalding Water Taxi operations manager Anthony Grunwell with his dog Alfie and pilot Cean Alvarez launch the first boat of 2022.

A social media post issued by operations manager Anthony Grunwell states: “Due to low water levels on the river Welland in Spalding for the purpose of draining Cowbit Wash and repair work to the breached river bank the Spalding Water Taxi will be delaying their opening until consistent summer river levels are restored.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back onboard when we are operational.

“Best wishes to all our wonderful clients. Do keep calling me for info and I will let you know the situation. Fingers crossed will will get there.”

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