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    Default Ice boom likely to stay in place at least until Sunday

    The ice boom will likely remain intact near the mouth of the Niagara River at least for a few more days, the International Joint Commission said.

    There's still too much ice on Lake Erie to begin removal of the apparatus, put in to limit the amount of ice the flows down the river, the commission said.

    Its removal is considered an annual sign of spring in Western New York.

    According to regulations, all floating sections of the ice boom must be removed by April 1 unless there is more than 250 square miles of ice on eastern Lake Erie, the commission said. Measurements on March 25 revealed roughly 976 square miles of ice in the area, which is considered to be east of a line between Long Point, Ont., and Erie, Pa., according to the commission.

    Authorities will continue to monitor ice cover, as warmer weather is predicted.

    http://buffalonews.com/2018/03/28/ic...-until-sunday/

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    By: Evan Anstey
    Updated: Apr 09, 2018 02:20 PM EDT

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    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - If the weather is right for it, personnel from the New York Power Authority will start opening the 22 spans of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom on Tuesday.

    Last year, crews began removing the boom on March 6. The latest date it has ever been removed is May 3. That was in 1971.

    The ice boom has been placed in the water every year since 1964. It helps reduce the amount of ice to enter the Niagara River.

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    I was just on the website https://iceboom.nypa.gov/ and saw them taking out the boom. There is a crane on what looks to be a barge and another boat hauling the boom floats away. Yay! Does anyone know do they use a diver to go unfasten it from the bottom? Or how do they do it? Whats the procedure?
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    I'm not sure I think they use weights like they use on the departures bouys so they can pull they weights out at the end of the year
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    cool to watch the progress on camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by joes spot View Post
    cool to watch the progress on camera
    I was watching it's cool. But I don't think that they have been working on it the last few days. ????
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    The outings this month outboard 0 snow blower 3

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    They are back taking the ice boom out. Figures, all the ice got blown to the west.
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    It looks like the boom sections are out but the buoys that hold them are still in. Now a navigation hazard. I don't think that they are lighted either.
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    a lot of boats out this am on boom cam/ wonder where they are going ??

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