The Melton Navigation was based on the rivers Wreake and Eye, and this section has remained in water with many of the lock structures being converted to weirs for flood control and maintenance of water levels. A 3-mile section above the last lock in Melton Mowbray has been used as a recreational waterway since the closure of the navigation in 1877.
Little remains of the adjoining Oakham Canal which has been largely filled in except where sections that remained in water have been used for fishing.
The River Soar would be affected by the HS2 proposals where the Ratcliffe-on-Soar Viaduct passes close to Redhill Marina.
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