Flood conditions in West and Middle Districts
Tue 28 Oct 2014
Exceptional levels of rain over recent days in the West of Scotland have led to very high water levels in Lochs Lochy and Oich, as well as nearby rivers. Currently the Caledonian Canal is closed at Gairlochy, Laggan and Cullochy Locks, where water levels are nearing the top of the lock gates. The towpath and weirs between Aberchalder Bridge and Fort Augustus are also affected in places, and may not be passable. Paddlers should consider their safety and exercise caution whilst these extreme conditions persist.