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Re: Currents in the C&D Canal
Just to add to the complex predictions for tide/current at the C&D.
Yesterday 2/1/2013 the observed high and low at Reedy Point was 2ft below predicted high and low water levels.
Similarly in Marcus Hook and Philly. My assumption is that the 20-30 kt NW winds blew the water out of the bay, and that effect drained the river upstream from the bay.
On the subject of C&D currents, I stumbled across this nice explanation of how to best time your passage. I haven't had time to calculate how it might change for our slower boats:
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal - Timing Your Passage
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