River Severn (tidal section)

The River Severn (tidal section) is a seaway and is part of the River Severn. It runs for 22 miles and ¾ furlongs from Portishead Harbour Entrance (which is a dead end) to Sharpness Junction (where it joins the River Severn (old river navigation) and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal).

The maximum dimensions for a boat to be able to travel on the waterway are 89 feet long and 18 feet and 11 inches wide. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has junctions with the River Avon - Bristol (Main River - Bristol to Avonmouth) at Avonmouth; with the Lydney and Pidcocks Canal at Severn - Lydney and Pidcocks Canal Junction and with the River Wye at Beachley Point.

The navigational authority for this waterway is Canal & River Trust

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Portishead Harbour Entrance
A useful place to wait for the tide
Junction of the River Severn and the River Avon (Bristol)
1 mile and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Second Severn Crossing
M4 Motorway
6 miles and 4½ furlongs 0 locks
Beachley Point
Junction of the River Severn and the River Wye
9 miles and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Severn Bridge 10 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Oldbury on Severn
Nuclear power station
14 miles and 2½ furlongs 0 locks
Severn - Lydney and Pidcocks Canal Junction
Junction of the River Severn and the Lydney and Pidcocks Canal
21 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Sharpness Junction
Junction of Gloucester and Sharpness Ship Canal with the River Severn
22 miles and ¾ furlongs 0 locks
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Wikipedia has a page about River Severn

The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina) is the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about 220 miles (354 km). It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet (610 m) on Plynlimon, close to the Ceredigion/Powys border near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian Mountains of mid Wales. It then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, with the county towns of Shrewsbury, Worcester and Gloucester on its banks. With an average discharge of 107 m³/s at Apperley, Gloucestershire, the Severn is the greatest river in terms of water flow in England and Wales.

The river is usually considered to become the Severn Estuary after the Second Severn Crossing between Severn Beach, South Gloucestershire and Sudbrook, Monmouthshire. The river then discharges into the Bristol Channel which in turn discharges into the Celtic Sea and the wider Atlantic Ocean. The Severn's drainage basin area is 4,409 square miles (11,419 km2), excluding the River Wye and Bristol Avon which flow into the Severn Estuary. The major tributaries to the Severn are the Vyrnwy, Clywedog, Teme, Warwickshire Avon and Stour.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to River Severn
[River Worfe] [Old River Severn, Upper Lode] [River Chelt] [River Tern] [Stourport-on-Severn] [Ryall, Worcestershire] [List of crossings of the River Severn] [Rea Brook] [Severn Way]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 17:47