BBC News reports ‘England had its driest July since 1935, with parts having the least rainfall on record, the Met Office has said.’
The amount of water flowing over Abingdon Weir is the lowest I have seen. Sedges are taking over upstream from the weir.
Your bathroom taps create more white water than Abingdon Weir. More water is going through Abingdon Lock, as the gates open for boats, than over the weir.
The River Ock flows slowly, and sedges impede more of the stream.
Low river levels are bad for wildlife and agriculture.