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    Default Sydney Harbour - It's started!

    LYDNEY (NOT SYDNEY!)

    The plans are not hugely ambitious!

    Apparently they do not include the basin gates.
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    Default Re: Sydney Harbour - It's started!

    Now that is welcome news
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    Default Re: Sydney Harbour - It's started!

    so what are they doing?
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    Default Re: Sydney Harbour - It's started!

    Removing the mud so the lock gates can operate!

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    Default Re: Sydney Harbour - It's started!

    Quote Originally Posted by TOKOLOSHI View Post
    Removing the mud so the lock gates can operate!
    To be precise, they are stirring up the mud behind the top gates which are flood prevention gates (and "point" towards the sea). They have been stuck with a two foot gap for ages preventing boats to leave or enter. The gap also means they would not prevent flooding of Lydney during exceptional tidal levels.

    It is tempting (and uncharitable) to suspect that the EA are only making these gates operational to prevent flooding and not to enable the mooring payers from using their boats.

    The photograph shows the boom with the water jet at the surface. At full extension it is still well clear of the bottom. An onlooker commented that a crane would have been more appropriate allowing the jet to sit right on the bottom and not risk damage to the lock floor as a digger bucket could.

    It is an eight day evolution to include clearing the lock itself. The photograph was take towards the end of day 2.

    We'll see.
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    Default Re: Sydney Harbour - It's started!

    And there I was thinking the outer harbour gates were being fixed so the harbour could be used !

    how bad is the silting in the harbour now?
    David

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    Default Re: Sydney Harbour - It's started!

    Quote Originally Posted by david_bagshaw View Post
    And there I was thinking the outer harbour gates were being fixed so the harbour could be used !

    how bad is the silting in the harbour now?
    You don't need the outers. The lock itself functions I am told. Enter straight in to the lock. Problem is, not much room inside.

    When I left, the flood gates could open almost completely. Whether they can close, I know not.
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    Default Re: Sydney Harbour - It's started!

    last time i was there, i stayed in the lock, due to lack of room inside!
    David

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