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Southern Nivernais water levels 02 Aug 2022 17:18 #130958

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We have just arrived in Baye, water levels have been good the whole way from Decize. Water is cascading over a number of head gates, spillways from the canal are flowing into brooks , a bit of weed as far as Cercy La Tour , we had no issues.
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Southern Nivernais water levels 29 Jul 2022 15:13 #130879

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Tony:

Great info.
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Southern Nivernais water levels 29 Jul 2022 13:09 #130877

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Sitting in Cerci-la-Tours and into Decize tomorrow.General opinion is water levels are definitely less on the southern section after Baye and less over the final 60 kms of the canal before Decize.Took a couple of manual soundings today and believe the levels could be around 1.2 meters in the worst case. This level I now believe to be a combination of siltation AND low supply as the indications on the sheet pile and some dry "overflows / spillways" show levels down about 100mm from capacity.So will you get through with a 1.1 draft?  If you go really slowly and don't create too big a hole in the water level at your stern and be prepared for ploughing your way thru a few km's
you should, may, could or will be OK.Absolutely not qualified to give this advice nor liable if you should run aground, sink, drown and create a fuel / oil spill that pollutes the rivers and canals for the next 3 months.Best of luck.Jeff

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Southern Nivernais water levels 29 Jul 2022 09:58 #130875

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The Friends of the Nivernais , might also help.
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Southern Nivernais water levels 29 Jul 2022 09:48 #130874

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We will head north from Decize, tomorrow Saturday morning and will send feedback , but we do not draw a lot.

Arrived here just after lunch yesterday and not seen any movement apart from one day boat.

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Southern Nivernais water levels 28 Jul 2022 15:34 #130865

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Hi folks,
We passed thru Baye on Tuesday and am today at Pannecot, tomorrow Cercy-la-Tours then Decize. We are moving faster then we would like as we need to get thru the Centra before it shuts! Can we help with any observations?
I am a DBA member but rarely look at any forums. Best to contact me direct on <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> if we can be of help.
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Jeff

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Southern Nivernais water levels 28 Jul 2022 14:12 #130861

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We are moored in Auxerre and are working up as much intelligence as possible on the approach to the summit in Baye and the downhill to Decize. We have heard anecdotally that levels are low around Chattillon au Bazois. We are reaching out to the Syndicat Mixtec canal de Nivernais to see what they are saying.

Any new info would be appreciated.

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Southern Nivernais water levels 28 Jul 2022 12:42 #130859

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Hi Tom. Where are you onthe Nivanae.CheersCraig

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Southern Nivernais water levels 28 Jul 2022 12:13 #130858

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Ian:

Thanks for making this over the top effort. We will be contacting the folks in charge to see what the situation actually is beyond the summit.

Looks like it will be a slow go no matter what.

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Southern Nivernais water levels 28 Jul 2022 10:46 #130855

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I contacted the Nivermais tourist office with a request for who to contact regarding details of the canal situation. This is their response:

Suite à votre demande, je vous conseille de tél à la subdivision (VNF) de Corbigny dont voici leur Tél/Fax : 03 86 20 27 12
Voici le lien du site internet du Canal du Nivernais : www.canal-du-nivernais.com/
Les coordonnées du Syndicat Mixte d’Equipement Touristique du Canal du Nivernais : 03 86 84 05 66
Espérant avoir répondu à votre demande,

After Deepl translation:
Further to your request, I advise you to phone the subdivision (VNF) of Corbigny whose Tel/Fax is: 03 86 20 27 12
Here is the link to the Canal du Nivernais website: www.canal-du-nivernais.com/
The contact details of the Syndicat Mixte d'Equipement Touristique du Canal du Nivernais: 03 86 84 05 66
Hoping to have answered your request,

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Possibly the last number, 03 86 84 05 66, might have official information on the non-VNF section of the canal.

Good luck,
Ian

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Southern Nivernais water levels 27 Jul 2022 19:01 #130842

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And without wanting to state what should be obvious, you will never see a VNF Avis for this section of the Nivernais, just as you wouldn't for the Canal de la Somme or Canal de la Roubaix - as none of them are managed by the VNF.
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Southern Nivernais water levels 27 Jul 2022 18:36 #130841

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Just remember that the section from Sardy, through Baye and onto Cercy-la-Tour is not managed by the VNF, instead it is by the Department of Nièvre. The VNF will only have hearsay knowledge of the situation on that section. Sorry, I don't know the contact number for the relevant part of Nièvre.

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Southern Nivernais water levels 27 Jul 2022 17:35 #130840

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Based on the lack of any VNF AVIS for the Nivernais on water levels we shifted our cruise back to our home port in Roanne from the Lateral and are now laying in Auxerre preparing to depart to the south.

We are picking up chatter that, in fact, levels are low around the summit and further south and second hand, possibly dated information that boats have been turned round. Has anyone worked through that area and possibly provide updates as to the actual situation south of Baye and the depths seen? Depending on trim we draw 1.1 to 1.15 at the stern prop guard.

Thanks



Looking on the bright side, with low water we don't have to worry about the bridge height.

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