Published On: Mon, Oct 5th, 2015

Delaware Canal in New Hope being drained for repairs

2015-10-05 15.34.09

DCNR worker adjusts water outflow valve from Delaware Canal in New Hope Monday afternoon.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) began draining a section of the Delaware Canal in New Hope Monday morning to facilitate repairs to the historic waterway.

The area affected lies between the aqueduct over the Ingham Creek and Lock 11 at the southern end of downtown New Hope.

Rick Dalton of the DCNR said that lowering the water level along that chronically leaky segment of canal will afford a better view of the problem, and facilitate potential repairs.

DCNR workers placed a temporary dam at the aqueduct to help leave water north of that point undisturbed.

Water spills from Delaware Canal aqueduct to Ingham Creek below.

Water spills from Delaware Canal aqueduct to Ingham Creek below.

Dalton also said his crew would be netting larger aquatic life Monday in the affected area for release nearby.

The section of Delaware Canal near Lock 11 and the Locktender’s House has traditionally been a source of leakage, with several repairs over recent years.

 

2015-10-05 14.41.25

Water levels were decidedly down on Monday in New Hope’s canal.

 

DCNR's Rick Dalton (left) oversees installation of temporary canal dam

DCNR’s Rick Dalton (left) oversees installation of temporary canal dam Monday morning.

About the Author

- “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy." - Einstein

Displaying 2 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. Augiemarcello@gmail.com' August M says:

    I was running along there last night (Nov 3) between New Hope and Stockton bridge and saw large pockets of fish dying trapped in puddles. There was also large sections of dead fish laying mudd. Just a very poor job perfromed by the department of protection.

  2. I’d like to see some proof that they rescued large aquatic life.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>