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Jane Vachon: 603-271-3211
August 1, 2014
Ashley Ferry Boat Ramp in Claremont Closed for Silt Removal
CONCORD, N.H. – The public boat access facility along the Connecticut River known as Ashley Ferry, in Claremont, N.H., will be closed to accommodate dredging to remove accumulated river silt on the ramp. The closure will begin early on Monday, August 11, and the ramp will reopen on Friday, August 15, 2014.
During these four days, a turbidity curtain (a plastic shield placed into the water) will be installed and remain in place, completely blocking the end of the ramp. This equipment traps silt and clay floating in the water as a result of the dredging preventing it from entering the main course of the river. There will be no opportunity to launch or retrieve boats during this time period.
New Hampshire's Public Boat Access Program is funded through boat registration fees and federal Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds.
Fish and Game's Facilities Construction and Lands Division acquires land for public water access sites, refurbishes existing sites and builds new public boat access areas. Visit wildnh.com/access.
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