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River Don

Description of River Don: Runs from Bramwith Aqueduct to Goole where it joins the River Ouse. Very fast tidal flows and the river can be dangerous for pleasure craft.

History of River Don: Much of the navigation is the "Dutch River" constructed by Vermuyden of the Netherlands. The river at Fishlake was diverted in 1943.
For more details see the History page.

Subordinate Waterways of River Don

Navigation Authority of River Don Region: North East Region, Area: Ridings Area, Olympia House, Gelderd Lane, Gelderd Road, Leeds LS12 6DD: Telephone 0113 244 0191 : Fax 0113 231 2116 :

Related Books of River Don

River Don: Table of distances

Miles

Locks

Navigable (N)

Grid ref

OS Map No

Bramwith Aqueduct

0

0

D

SE614113

111

Fishlake Junction

Junction with River Don (Upper Section) Junction with River Don

3

0

D

SE651127

111

New Bridge

Start of Dutch River

6.8

0

D

SE668203

106

Rawcliffe Bridge

8.9

0

D

SE701210

112

Goole

Junction with River Ouse (Yorkshire) Junction with River Ouse

12.3

0

D

SE749228

106

NOTE: N and U in the Navigable column above indicates that the node is navigable or unnavigable. If a D appears here it means that navigation is difficult or restricted to smaller craft.

 

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