MARINE NOTICE, No 097 of 2017

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Erne-System; © esri

MARINE NOTICE, No 97 of 2017

Erne System

Reducing Water Levels

Waterways Ireland has been 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, 25 September 2017

Portorra Lock, Lower Lough Erne
Portorra Lock, Lower Lough Erne

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