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Champagne Bourgogne closure 23 Jul 2022 22:16 #130797

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This topic should correctly be in Stoppages, Hazards and Levels so I will now move it.

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Champagne Bourgogne closure 23 Jul 2022 22:15 #130796

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Sharon is perfectly correct. To be pedantic let me set out the three major levels of a chômage:

Navigation interrompue: meaning navigation stopped absolutely

Navigation restreinte: meaning navigation interrupted - so passage possible but with restrictions

Risque de perturbations: meaning navigation may be held up for a given period of time according to how work is progressing. Passage will normally be possible.

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Champagne Bourgogne closure 23 Jul 2022 09:30 #130786

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I went back and looked at the VNF full chomage table. It doesn't say what the work is going to be. It says navigation interrompre. That is by definition interrupted, but also stopped, halted. I believe NI is their key for stopped and navigation restreinte is for nagivation restrained, limited. Perhaps Bob Marsland can confirm this.
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Champagne Bourgogne closure 23 Jul 2022 08:27 #130784

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Ian McCauley wrote: Even if it reopened the VNF have listed a six week chomage beginning on 29 August that seems it would block through traffic.
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Hi Ian,
From memory.

Is that the chomarge for "le chemin fer"
Which translates to railway.

I read it as "interrompu", interupted, rather than "Stop"

Meaning that works on the railway that runs along side the canal would cause interupted passages, rather than a complete closure.

I may be wrong, worth checking with the Central Phone number.

Although frankly I can't see the water situation improving in August, the priest month of the year, also the hottest when evaporation from the system is immense.

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Champagne Bourgogne closure 23 Jul 2022 08:05 #130783

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The original chomage plan for this year reported a closure of the Champagne-Bourgogne from 8/29 to 10/16, with the last entry into the system on 8/22. From PKI lock 71, Desert v Marne to PK 222, Lock 43 v Soane. I don't know if the July closing due to water is going to affect that August-October closing or not. In an ideal world they would start the work now, but it is probably all contracted and scheduled and can't be switched.
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Champagne Bourgogne closure 22 Jul 2022 22:42 #130782

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It closes at 7pm on July 28th. The lock keepers we have spoken with on the canal don't know when it will re-open as it depends on water levels. There has been some rain over the last few days which they say has helped.

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Champagne Bourgogne closure 22 Jul 2022 22:41 #130781

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Even if it reopened the VNF have listed a six week chomage beginning on 29 August that seems it would block through traffic.
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Champagne Bourgogne closure 22 Jul 2022 22:24 #130780

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Thanks but not practical. Barge is in Sillery but I am in Portugal

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Champagne Bourgogne closure 22 Jul 2022 22:17 #130779

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It's exceedingly rare (almost unknown for the Champagne to close in the summer, more likely in the winter for maintenance.

Lack of water is something it hardly ever has problems with. But after 5 dry winters, it's happening.

I believe that the scheduled closure is on the 27th July. Next Wednesday.

You better get a move on, get down onto the Saone and spend time there, either going up towards Corre or down towards SJdL. Plenty of out of the way places to moor and pass a few days.

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Champagne Bourgogne closure 22 Jul 2022 20:08 #130778

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From past experience does anyone have any idea when the Champagne Bourgogne might reopen ? I am in Sillery and hope to reach St. Jean de Losne this year.

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