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BROADS AUTHORITY NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 16 of 2009
River Chet temporary restrictions
Notice is hereby given that the Broads Authority will be undertaking dredging operations on the River Chet commencing at Chet mouth completing at Nog Dam End.
The works will be undertaken from 07:30 - 16:30 Monday to Friday inclusive from:
Monday 4th January to Wednesday 31st March 2010
During these times vessels may encounter long delays of up to two hours, during which time passage past the dredging location will not be possible due to the dredging rig blocking the navigation. There will be no restrictions at weekends.
Please note that at all times vessels may only proceed past dredging vessels when clear indication is given that it is safe to do so. Please ensure you navigate with care and caution.
Current status can be obtained from Broads Radio Control on 01603 756056
Steve Birtles Broads Authority 2 Gilders Way Norwich NR3 1UB 16/11/09
Whilst working before dawn or after sunset seems unlikely, representations will be made to get an open window for a set period of couple of hours around midday otherwise all the yards and owners down here are going to be stuffed for three months. Watch this space.
First of all I'm not complaining because I know how sorely dredging is needed in general. BUT... correct me if I'm wrong but the Mouth to Nogdam End is only about a hundred yards isn't it? And it's the patch where the tide tends to flow fastest so is scoured much better than the rest. Is it worth it? Or is it a half a*sed attempt to keep people quiet?