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Swollen waterways 09 Jan 2018 09:03 #96185

Thanks Charles - I think I'm rather pleased that I am not there to see it!

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Swollen waterways 09 Jan 2018 08:57 #96184

Shaun,
Water at Auxerre well over the quay this weekend with river racing by and a fair few logs etc - but all OK in port, you'll be pleased to know with wooden batons on each boat to stop us drifting over the edge. But boots were needed for going ashore!
Charles.

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Swollen waterways 09 Jan 2018 05:08 #96183

Thanks Jan.
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Swollen waterways 09 Jan 2018 02:58 #96182

Shaun Cullen wrote: Somehow I just could not get that right last year!


Hi Shane, a tool that may be easier to handle, which provides information from the VNF AVIS service, is their free app 'PoGo' ( petites ondes grandes ondes) app. Available for iOS and Android.

It uses the GPS in the phone to provide context for delivery of real-time AVIS information for the surrounding region (I think 50 km but I'm not sure). The interface is in FR/EN/NL and quite straightforward. The notices are graded in severity/importance but in delivered in French. It's not much use for long term/range planning (ie chomages) but we feel it would have been useful last season in France, had anything adverse happened in our area. The onus is on you to check it regularly to see if there are notifications that are relevant.

Ian & Lisette
Catharina Elisabeth

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Swollen waterways 08 Jan 2018 18:39 #96181

Hi Bob
Lets hope the water reservoirs fill as well, at the end of the autumn they were very depleted. We need a wet winter and spring to have any chance of normal water supplies through the season.
Paul Hayes

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Swollen waterways 08 Jan 2018 11:25 #96180

All this and more can be found on the Knowledgebase page Cruising...In France.

Pete
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Swollen waterways 08 Jan 2018 07:45 #96179

Many thanks Bob. Somehow I just could not get that right last year!

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Swollen waterways 08 Jan 2018 05:19 #96176

And the Maas is running three or four meters higher past Den Bosch. The farmers will be happy their flood plains have been fertilised thanks to the French and Germans.

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Swollen waterways 08 Jan 2018 04:36 #96175

Try as I may I just cannot find where on the VNF website I can subscribe to these notices. Please help!

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Swollen waterways 07 Jan 2018 21:51 #96172

Bob,
Yes, just driven down to the Alps through Thionville, Metz and Nancy and then across the Vosges. Lots and lots of high, fast flowing water everywhere. Usual tiny Vosges streams are very full.

Colin Stone
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Swollen waterways 07 Jan 2018 13:35 #96170

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For information, attached is the latest bulletin of information from the VNF Bassin de la Seine regional direction concerning the flooded waterways in their section. My inbox has been inundated (no pun intended) with avis à la batellerie from all over France including stoppages even on the Rhin, Rhone and Moselle. Wet...Wet...Wet!

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Bob
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