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sorry wrong thread

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There is still a lot of ice on Lake Erie causing icy water to flow down the Niagara River. As   soon as the ice is gone warmer water from the Western Basin will arrive and the fishing on the Bar will resume. Warmer water will arrive from the Welland Canal will arrive first.

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The boom starts getting dismantled when the ice on Erie lowers to 250 sq miles.  As of April 1st there was 700 sq miles of ice.  Best guess is they will start late next week.

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4 hours ago, Gill-T said:

The boom starts getting dismantled when the ice on Erie lowers to 650 sq miles.  As of April 1st there was 700 sq miles of ice.  Best guess is they will start late next week.

 

Pretty sure the ice boom on Lake Erie comes out when the ice field is < 250 square miles.

 

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typo. I fixed it.  

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I saw an ice breaker in the ice this morning on my way to work lots of ice in the river so it shouldn’t be too long before they take it out

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They announced not this week but probably next week

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I crossed the Niagara river at Lewiston today and there are lots of big chunks of ice going down stream. They move at a good clip. It is not yet safe out there with those big chunks floating around

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They should start removing the ice boom today Monday, April 22. The latest they’ve ever taken it out is May 3rd. Jerry. RUNNIN REBEL


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Ice boom removal set to start Monday

By Aaron Besecker|Published April 21, 2019|Updated April 21, 2019

Crews are planning to start removal of the Lake Erie ice boom on Monday, the International Joint Commission said late last week.

Based on the amount of ice remaining on the eastern end of Lake Erie and the weather forecast, the New York Power Authority was preparing for the work, the IJC said in a news release.

The work by the Power Authority to pull out the 8,800-foot ice boom would start if the weather allows for safe working conditions.

The boom gets installed every December between Buffalo Harbor and Fort Erie to minimize ice floes that contribute to shoreline erosion in the Niagara River and may threaten to damage downstream hydropower operations. Removal begins when ice cover is estimated to be below 250 square miles.

Last year, crews started removing the boom April 10, the IJC said. The earliest start date ever for removal was Feb. 28, 2012; the latest was May 3, 1971, according to the commission.

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Very little ice at this time coming down the river. This may be a slow trickle this year from all the jammed shove ice. 

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Evening wind increases have pushed a ton of ice down the river.  Here she comes!

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Got a glimpse of the huge ice chunks coming down the river today. These are boat wrecking sized chunks (see also The Titanic).  

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I heard the boom removal has been delayed due to the amount of ice on the back side of the boom.  Looking at the camera, ice is going through the area that broke this spring in the wind event we had. 

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Nope, boom out.  The river is filled with truck sized icebergs.  Hopefully some of it breaks down over the falls.  

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Boom is still in. Look closely at this photo. You can see the lines of barrels holding back the ice. You can see the break in the boom ( line of barrels in a line pointing downstream).


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Ice leaving Erie fast. Check modis satt image from 28th and you can the ice piled almost to Olcott along shore. 

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