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MN#93/17 - ERNE NAVIGATION - Reduced Water Levels

Posted by Colin Becker 
MN#93/17 - ERNE NAVIGATION - Reduced Water Levels
13 September, 2017 12:45
Greetings,

The attached Marine Notice just in from Waterways Ireland

Best Wishes,

Colin
GMY Chang Sha
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MARINE NOTICE No. 93 of 2017
Erne System
Advance Notice of Reducing Water Levels

It is expected that Waterways Ireland will be advised by Rivers Agency that from 1st October, in keeping with water level management protocols, users of the Erne System can expect reducing water levels throughout the navigation as water levels on Lower Lough Erne are lowered, weather permitting, to a minimum of 149 feet (Above Poolbeg Ordnance Datum), in anticipation of increased precipitation during Autumn & Winter.

If water levels do fall masters should be aware of:

Navigation
To reduce the risk of grounding masters should navigate on or near the centreline of the channel, avoid short cutting in dog-legged channels and navigating too close to navigation markers.

Mooring of Vessels
Masters should be aware that water levels may change rapidly and that mooring lines will require adjustment therefore these should be checked regularly.

Shane Anderson
Assistant Inspector of Navigation
13 Sept 2017

Tel: 353 90 6494232
Fax: 353 90 6494147
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