As the Mersey exits the ship canal at Rixton junction, the lower canal level also affects the Mersey through Warrington. With sluice gates draining this section the Mersey became a lower level than usual. This was also evident below the weirs of Woolston and Howley at low water. Here we see the disused Manor lock at the start of the Black bear canal 15/12/15.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/6.3 @ 58 mm, 1/160, ISO 800, No Flash
John Eyres © Manchester Ship Canal & Mersey