River Thames at low tide near Eel Pie Island, Richmond

  • This Is Local London: The Thames at Richmond as dusk is falling during the annual draw-off. Weirs are closed to allow for a riverbed inspection plus essential maintenance works on the lock, weirs and sluices. Photo by Yianni Papas
  • This Is Local London: The Thames at Richmond as dusk is falling during the annual draw-off. Weirs are closed to allow for a riverbed inspection plus essential maintenance works on the lock, weirs and sluices. Photo by Yianni Papas
  • This Is Local London: The Thames at Richmond as dusk is falling during the annual draw-off. Weirs are closed to allow for a riverbed inspection plus essential maintenance works on the lock, weirs and sluices. Photo by Yianni Papas
  • This Is Local London: The Thames at Richmond as dusk is falling during the annual draw-off. Weirs are closed to allow for a riverbed inspection plus essential maintenance works on the lock, weirs and sluices. Photo by Yianni Papas

Draw-off: The Thames at Richmond is draining to exceptionally low levels at this time of year due to the opening of weirs for the annual draw-off. This allows for a riverbed inspection plus essential maintenance works on the lock, weirs and sluices. The weirs will remain open until Christmas Day. Photos by Yianni Papas

River Thames at low tide near Eel Pie Island, Richmond

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