A Few Glitches in Rewatering Process
April 20, 2016
The amount of water reaching the Virginia Forrest Recreation Area north of Centre Bridge has diminished due to several circumstances.
- Debris, brush, yard waste, etc. continues to accumulate at the locks and stop gates on the route south from Easton. These accumulations hinder the water flow and must be laboriously cleaned out by the Park staff. The staff tackles clean-out nearly every day.
- The structural problems that were known about Fry’s Run Aqueduct south of Easton have blossomed into a leak. The Park engineers have developed a short term plan for keeping water fully flowing, which may be implemented as quickly as April 25-26. They also have an intermediate plan. The Fry’s Run Aqueduct is the shortest one on the Canal, just 25 feet long, so solutions easier to accomplish.
The water level in the southern end of the Canal from Green Lane to the Bristol Lagoon is also lower because the Park staff is repairing some holes that developed around a culvert that runs underneath the Canal.