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MN#121/17 - ERNE SYSTEM - Reduced Water Levels

Posted by Colin Becker 
MN#121/17 - ERNE SYSTEM - Reduced Water Levels
10 November, 2017 09:14

The attached Marine Notice just in from Waterways Ireland

Best Wishes,

GMY Chang Sha
MARINE NOTICE No 121 of 2017
Erne System
Reduced Water Levels

Waterways Ireland would like to remind navigation users of the annual drawdown of water levels on the Erne System.

In particular navigation users are asked to be especially aware of the reduced levels on the Kesh River. Before travelling on the Kesh River take heed of the water depth gauges to determine if there is sufficient draft for your vessel.

If water levels do fall masters should be aware of:


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
10 November 2017

Tel: 353 90 6494232
Fax: 353 90 6494147
Re: MN#121/17 - ERNE SYSTEM - Reduced Water Levels
10 November, 2017 10:49
Puzzling. The Dept for Infrastructure web reports that they are nearly at the lowest winter level already. 4 inches to go in the Lower Lough and a foot in the Upper Lough, and with the lock gates in use then thats the practical min achieved there then.
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