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Some 2,472 tonnes of silt – the same weight as 32 jumbo jets – has been dredged from the Stafford­shire & Worces­ter­shire Canal be­tween Tix­all Lock and Fall­ing Sands Lock. The Canal & River Trust is half way through the eight-month £1m project, and is fo­cus­ing on ar­eas along the canal where boaters have been hav­ing dif­fi­culty moor­ing, nav­i­gat­ing through bridges or ap­proach­ing locks. “We’re try­ing to re­cy­cle as much of the silt as pos­si­ble,” said CRT’s Paul Fox, “us­ing it to back­fill gaps in the canal bank and also to cre­ate new homes for wa­ter voles.”

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