River Welland level to be lowered for two days

The level of a Lincolnshire river is being temporarily lowered to allow work on a wall at the waterside.

The Environment Agency is dropping a sluice gate in the River Welland at Hudds Mill, Stamford, which will slowly discharge the water downstream.

Contractors are due to carry out work on a wall which prevents a garden at the mill falling into the river.

Levels will drop by about a metre along the entire stretch of the river through the town for two days from Wednesday.

Agency spokesman Glyn Davis said: "We just want to make people in Stamford aware that the change in river levels is intentional and that there is no cause for concern."

Once the works are completed, the river will be returned to its normal level, he said.

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