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Too much & too little

London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 1 The trouble with water... slide 3 Boats don't move alone Extra horse power Coastal connections Less pounds, shillings, and pence
  Water could often be in short supply during the summer. There was fierce competition to use it from the owners of water mills. The millers wanted to divert water from rivers for milling grain and would often make it difficult for boats to travel. In the winter, floods could make navigation impossible. A water mill
A water mill - the owners guarded their water jealously.