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Posted: 16/09/2019

Marine Notice 95 of 2019 - Erne System - Reducing Water Levels

Notice Number 95 of 2019

MARINE NOTICE
No. 95 of 2019

Updated

Erne System

Reducing Water Levels

Waterways Ireland has been advised by DfI Rivers 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.

Patrick Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
Tel:  353 90 6435693

16 September 2019

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