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Re: Currents in the C&D Canal
The max current on June 12th is 2.5, but on the evening of June 7 it is 1.5
On the Delaware River our maximum flooding from up state NY is usualy in the spring and at Essington may add another 2 ft to high tide, enough to still impact the flow at the C&D. Sandy produced an extra 3ft, at Essington but did not top the seawall 3ft above high high at Delaware City, it would have been a lot worse if Sandy had tracked over the Delaware Bay or if the watershed above Trenton had a rain event.
I have been in 3 knot opposing current approach the Chesapeake City Bridge from the Chesapeake which droped my speed from 4 to1 for about 30 mins, not something I would like to repeat but it was for a finite time.
1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA