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Posted: 19/10/2023

Marine Notice_116_2023_Erne System_Lower Lough Erne_Reducing Water Levels

Notice Number 116 of 2023

No. 116 of 2023
Erne System

Lower Lough Erne

Notice of Reduced Water Levels
In keeping with water level management protocols, users of the Erne System can expect reduced water levels throughout the navigation as water levels on Lower Lough Erne are drawn down, weather permitting, to a minimum of 149 feet (above Poolbeg Ordnance Datum), in anticipation of increased precipitation during autumn and winter.

Masters should be aware of the following:

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, mooring lines should be checked regularly.
Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their cooperation in this matter.

Patrick Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
Waterways Ireland
19 October 2023

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