In the capital began preparing to launch navigation

Photo: TASS/Pavel Smertin

Specialists of the fgbi “Moscow Canal” has begun to raise the water level to start the navigation. About it reports Agency “Moscow” with reference to the press service of the institution.

“For safe navigation is necessary to bring the levels in the Moscow basin to the design values by the beginning of navigation on April 24. The annual water discharge of 1.5 m is required for exploring the coastline and conduct in case of damage repair work”, – stated in the message.

As specified, from April 1 began to fill the Northern slope of the watershed reservoir and downstream channel. Specialists for these purposes has involved five pumping stations.

“the Initial source of water – Ivankovskoe reservoir in Dubna near Moscow, where is located the eponymous dam,” – said the press service.

Noted, the daily water level downstream in the watershed will increase by about 10 centimeters, thus, to from 18 to 20 April in all the areas of the waterways of the Moscow Canal will be provided with the minimum navigation water level. And to start a navigation, the water level will be at its design value.

Winter navigation tour boats was launched in the capital on November 14. Muscovites and guests of the city 10 carry all-season ice-class ships with a robust housing. They can walk a bit with the ice thickness of 20 cm. During severe cold weather, when the river freezes deeper, its pre-clearing icebreakers.

Winter river trails appeared on the Moscow river recently, but has already become popular among Muscovites and guests of the city. In winter two of the most popular tourist route. They pass through the Central part of the city.

Winter passenger navigation

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