RE: [kayaking-129] Ice control on Allegheny River near Oil City - need help!

From: Dave H.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:21 AM
It's been awhile since I've been up there, but that ice-control dam was a
cable-type mechanism that would span the river there just during the winter
months and be removed during the warmer months. It should not be any problem
for you.

Just to double-check, though, contact the US Army Corps of Engineers,
Pittsburgh District. Their general inquiry e-mail address is:

[address removed]

and their phone number is: (412)[masked]

The e-mail address probably will work better. Good luck and have a great

Dave Hurst


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Subject: [kayaking-129] Ice control on Allegheny River near Oil City - need

A small group of us are planning a long trip down the Allegheny River, and
we are floating through the section near the confluence with Oil Creek. Just
upstream of the confluence, there is an ice control mechanism on the
Allegheny. I am looking for information on how to navigate this.

>From the limited information I could find online, it looks like it's simply
a bunch of pontoons cabled together to catch floating ice and slush. It does
not appear to be a real dam with separate river levels on each side. But
this is from very limited information.

Note: Oil Creek also has ice control on it, and this is a real dam. It is in
Oil Creek State Park. I am not concerned with this, however. It's the
Allegheny that I need to navigate.

Has anyone on this list ever successfully navigated through or past this ice
control structure on the Allegheny River near Oil City?  Or does anyone have
information on portaging around it?

Any help is very appreciated.

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