MIL-OSI Translation: Situation update on July 26 on the flooding of the lakes: navigation is again possible during the day


MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

Source: Swiss Canton de Vaud – news in French

Following a new risk analysis and due to the drop in the level of lakes Neuchâtel and Murten, the Council of State decided, on a proposal from the Cantonal Control Staff (EMCC), to lift the Daytime navigation ban on these bodies of water, as well as on the Broye canal, from Tuesday 07/27/2021 at 6 a.m.

Day and night navigation remains prohibited on the Thièle River due to the risk of collision with submerged obstacles, to protect flooded buildings and to limit bank erosion due to waves caused by boats. Due to the dangers associated with banks and obstacles still submerged and power cuts for safety in ports, a ban on night navigation (period between sunset and sunrise – ONI Art. 2b / 6) remains in effect. The waves generated by the traffic can still create damage, which is why navigation in the Broye canal is limited to a maximum of 5 km / h until further notice. Depending on how the recession progresses, these measures could be lifted at the end of the week and will in any case be the subject of a communication. Depending on local circumstances, municipalities may issue other access restrictions and bans.

Mariners and boaters are called upon to remain vigilant and exercise great caution, especially due to driftwood and obstacles close to still submerged shores. They are also encouraged to navigate in a way that generates as little waves as possible. In the interior and exterior riparian zones (up to 300 m from the edge), navigation must be done only in order to dock, leave or park and necessarily by the shortest route, while respecting the maximum speed of 10 km / h. The petrol stations are still closed, it is therefore necessary to take the necessary measures for refueling in order to limit the risks of pollution.

Recommendations to the population:

Stay cautious around the shores of lakes and rivers
For boat owners and mariners, check the tarpaulin attachments and check the moorings, so that the length of the ropes is adapted to the water level and do not empty the sewage into the lakes.
Comply with local authority orders and restrictions

Information and recommendations to the population can be viewed on the Alertswiss and MétéoSuisse applications, as well as on the social networks and websites of the authorities.

Link to the press release of July 26 (stopped to download at the bottom of the press release)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.

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