River conditions, reach closures and restrictions affecting boaters on the River Medway.
Current condition on the River Medway:
Green: all clear (effective from 11am 2 February 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 2017.
|Sunday 4 March 2018||Allington Marina bend to Town Bridge, Maidstone||Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club will be holding the Maidstone Spring Head Race on Sunday 4 March 2018. Boats will be launching from the Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club steps and King’s School Boathouse from 8:00am and should be clear of the water by 4:00pm. The races will be run on a timed basis over a course from Allington Marina bend to Town Bridge, Maidstone. There will be four divisions starting at 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:30pm and 2:15pm. Each race should last between 45 and 60 minutes. Would all other river users please give the rowers unhindered passage during race times. Vessels travelling upstream from Allington Lock may be asked to wait until a race has been completed.|
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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