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When the northern section of the Lancaster Canal in Kendal began to lose 12M litres of water a day, some 40% of peak flow, it was 'an emergency that had to be solved in the shortest possible time', according to Les Clarke, senior project engineer in the Technical Services Department of British Waterways.