From Farndon Bridge to the Dee Estuary
The River Dee is navigable from Farndon Bridge downstream to the Dee Estuary. Downstream from Chester, the river is industrial and should only be navigated by sea-worthy craft with crews well-versed in tidal waters. Upstream from Chester is the section administered by Chester City Council. There is a connection to the Shropshire Union Canal at Crane Wharf, Chester.
IWA has proposed improved links between the Shropshire Union Canal and the River Dee..
Downstream of Wilcox Point, the navigation authority is the Dee Conservancy, which the Natural Resources Wales has responsibility for.