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Stalham Staithe has had some bank erosion which has silted up the area alongside the tug, "Hero" and also the far corner by the reeds. If you are 1.1 metres or above you will get stuck at low tide, as I have experienced.
Also Sutton Staithe at the power point section is considerably lower than last year and one can also expect problems disembarking at low tide.

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Thanks for that. We frequently moor there when on a shopping trip to Tesco, and this year we'll be in a gaff rigger with a relatively deep keel so good to know.

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Hi

For quite a while now we have been get low levels of water, have a look here and you will see a short history of the levels at Barton Broad our nearest gauge to Sutton Staithe :- http://www.gaugemap.co.uk/#!Map/Summary/1588/1732

You can see we are around half a metre down!

We more at Sutton Staithe Boatyard and the boat is unusually lower to the quay heading and has been for ages.
No doubt we will get a load of rain and low pressure systems coming in soon Mad   just when we start going out.

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Sutton Staithe could and should have been cleared out by a digger over the winter as disembarking is impossible at low tide when moored between craft.
Also the constant reed islands are causing havoc with 20 stakes holding them in place at the entrance clearly demonstrating a lack of maintenance.

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There is also a substantial obstacle,  or two approximately half way down the first staithe. In fact it is right next to one particular bush which stands out as it hangs out a lot further than the rest.
I went through at low tide only to hear a disconcerting salvo of very loud bangs underneath,  which sounded a lot denser than a submerged log.

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I presume, then, that you have reported this to BA Control as a navigational obstruction to allow them to at least investigate!

John

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The ranger was there first thing this morning checking up on the boats and I informed him.

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I think the floating reed islands, or hovers as they are known, can't really be blamed on the B.A. for lack of maintenance. They're a natural occurrence; caused by wind and wave action, which undermines and breaks the roots, leaving them free to float off.

I believe they were once hauled out and burnt, but nowadays (particularly the larger ones) are 'pinned down' in a reed bed position, allowing the roots re-establish themselves.

The B.A. have probably pinned the hovers at Sutton Broad temporarily, to keep the navigation clear, prior to removing them permanently when a work party is in the area.    

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They should haul them out.
There is enough reeds already,  in fact the area could be cleared to expose what was once was a very significant broad.

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quote:"......
They should haul them out.
There is enough reeds already,  in fact the area could be cleared to expose what was once was a very significant broad
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