Published On: Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012

Water begins flowing toward New Hope section of Delaware Canal

An electric pump in the Delaware River at Center Bridge began sending water Monday into the parched Delaware Canal and southward toward New Hope. With the canal wall repaired near West Mechanic Street and the Ferry Street Bridge near completion, the filling of the canal is being billed by organizers as more of a test run then the beginning of a new era for the canal.

Certainly, the rising waters may reveal a leak or other challenge that will have to be addressed. And there’s much work to be done before the sound of mule barge rides echo through the towpath once again.

But nothing can diminish the fact that New Hope today started taking back its canal.

Congratulations are due to New Hope for Our Canal and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for helping make it all happen.

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  1. rchesterton1@verizon.net' Rita says:

    Nice to see water, but can the water go into the canal without pulling the weeds first?

  2. bjamn117@comcast.net' bob Jamison says:

    Finally a site that deals with New Hope exclusivly.

  3. […] An electric pump in the Delaware River at Center Bridge began sending water Monday into the parched Delaware Canal and southward toward New Hope. With the canal wall repaired near West Mechanic Street and the Ferry Street Bridge near completion, the filling of the canal is being billed by organizers as more of a test run then the beginning of a new era for the canal. See full article from New Hope Free Press here. […]

  4. Great news! It’s been very depressing seeing grass growing where there used to be water, frogs, fish, and cattails.

  5. That is so great to hear! I grew up downstream in Washingtons Crossing in the late 70’s thru the early 90’s. I really missed seeing the canal filled with water and all the life it helped to sustain.

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