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Flood control barrage on the River Orb at Beziers
Flood control barrage on the River Orb at Beziers

Flood control barrage on the River Orb at Béziers

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This barrage can be raised to prevent water backing up from the Mediterranean and flooding the lower town, it also serves to permit the lowering of the water level in the town to allow for work on the bridge foundations etc.

The entry/exit to the seawards canal system is on the far bank just upstream of the barrage and the bridge in the distance is the Pont Canal built to permit the Midi Canal traffic to safely cross the river Orb, no matter the state of the river. The unused entry/exit from the inland section of the canal, lock nine, is way upstream, see the map, link below.


[Map of Canal du Midi and River Orb at Béziers|Béziers holiday apartment for two to rent]


 

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