River conditions, reach closures and restrictions affecting boaters on the River Medway.
Current condition on the River Medway:
Green: all clear (effective from 9am 6 September 2018).
What the conditions mean
- Red: strong stream. We advise users of all boats not to navigate because the strong flows make it difficult and dangerous.
- Green: all clear. No stream warnings are in force, all boats can navigate the river freely.
This web page will only be updated during business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). Outside these hours, customers should call Allington Lock on 01622 752864 for the latest stream information.
There are currently no unplanned closures on the River Medway. See planned lock closures and river draining for 2018.
|Sunday 9 September 2018||Town Lock pen, Tonbridge||Dragon Boat Races, The races will begin at the bend after the sports ground and finish at Big Bridge, approximately 200 metres downstream. There will be 2 boats in each race (3 in the final). The event will commence at 07.30 hours and finish at 17.30 hours. Would all other river users please give the racing crews unhindered passage during these times.|
|Sunday 23 September 2018||Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club to St Peter’s bridge, Maidstone||Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club will be holding the Maidstone Spring Head Race. The races will be run on a timed basis over a course from just upstream of the Malta Inn, Allington to just before St Peter’s bridge, Maidstone. There will be four divisions starting at 09:00, 10:45, 12:30 and 14:15 hours. Each race should last between 30 and 45 minutes.|
Planned lock closures
There are no current planned closures on the River Medway.
Find out about river levels on the Medway.
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