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Someone accidentally drained a Canal by leaving the locks open!

Southern England: A boater accidentally drained a canal by failing to close the locks properly. Photos show how part of Kennet and Avon Canal became a trickle in the mud, with boats resting on the ground yesterday. A spokesman for the Canal and River Trust told the BBC they were ‘rushing and left the paddles up’. They explained the paddles ‘work like a plug on a bath in allowing water in and out of the locks’. The canal was almost totally drained. The water level is controlled by locks. Water levels have returned to…