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Posted: 02/09/2019

Marine Notice 95 of 2019 - Erne System - Lower Lough Erne - Advance Notice of Reducing Water Levels

Notice Number 95 of 2019

MARINE NOTICE

No. 95 of 2019

Erne System

Lower Lough Erne

Advance Notice of Reducing Water Levels

Waterways Ireland anticipate that DfI Rivers will be advising 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 drawn down, weather permitting, to a minimum of 149 feet (above Poolbeg Ordnance Datum), in anticipation of increased precipitation during autumn and winter.

If water levels do fall 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.

Patrick Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
Tel:  353 90 6435693

02 September 2019

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