Richmond Draw-Off 2020

Low tide outside Richmond’s White Cross pub during the 2017 Draw-Off

Those living near Richmond in this difficult time may find it interesting to walk along the Thames Path.

Until Friday Friday 27 November the weir and lock at Richmond are being left open to allow the water to drain down at low water on each tide.

The annual Draw-Off period started on Monday and allows for maintenance. One year a car was found exposed.

The water can appear to be very shallow but wading across is not advised. The river can still be dangerous.

However, the views are unusual and give an idea of how the river may have appeared when it was tidal as far as Staines. Just for this month the first lock is at Teddington.

Downstream of Richmond low tide during Draw-Off
Trapped barges opposite Richmond

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