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Flood Watch Issued 11/9 -11/10
A Flood Watch has been issued for all of southern New England Friday night into Saturday. In addition, a brief period of strong wind gusts are possible late Friday night along the south coast and across the entire region Saturday afternoon. We have included a brief outline to this email along with a few slides.

What/Where and When ...

· Heavy rain may result in some urban and poor drainage street flooding Friday night.

· Heavy rain ends by daybreak Saturday, but runoff may result in some rivers/streams going into minor flooding through Saturday afternoon.

· A 1 to 3 hour period of southerly wind gusts of 35-50 mph possible late Friday night near the south coast.

· Westerly wind gusts of 35 to 50 mph possible Saturday afternoon across all of southern New England.

Potential Impacts ...

Urban/poor drainage street flooding possible Friday night.
Some rivers and streams may go into minor flooding through Saturday afternoon from continued runoff, despite heavy rain ending by daybreak Saturday.
A few downed trees, isolated power outages are possible from strong wind gusts. Not expecting widespread wind damage as we experienced last weekend.
Forecast Uncertainty ...

· Location of heaviest rain remains uncertain. Therefore, uncertainty remains on extent of urban/poor drainage street flooding as well as river/stream flooding.

· The exact strength of the winds late Friday night near the south coast and across all of southern New England.



Posted on 08 Nov 2018 by harbormaster
Dias Landing Dock Float Removal
Notice is given that all floats and gangways associated with the Dias Landing and boat launch facility will be removed from the water in the week(s) following Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018. The launch ramps will remain accessible after the floats are cleared from the ramp area, but all floats between the ramps and adjacent to the Town pier will be stored ashore for the winter season.
Please plan your launching and haul-out accordingly.
Posted on 07 Nov 2018 by harbormaster
All Pump-out service has ended
Due to falling temperatures and construction of our new pump-out dock, we are unable to continue vessel waste removal service. Please check with New Bedford Harbor Commission at Pope's Island Marina for service at their facility.
Thank you for keeping our waters clean.
Posted on 26 Oct 2018 by harbormaster
Weekly Automatic Pump-out Service Ends
If you signed your vessel up for weekly, automatic waste removal, that service has ended for the 2018 season. Diminished use of vessels has resulted in needless visits to empty holding tanks. Starting the week of September 24, 2018 waste pump-out service will be on-demand only.
To request a needed pump-out, please call our message line at 774-473-8411 anytime, our office phone at 508-999-0759, or email us at harbormaster@dartmouthharbormaster.com. Please provide your vessel name, mooring number and pump-out fitting location (port/starboard).
On-demand service will continue weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon until further notice.
Thank you for helping to keep our waterways clean.
Posted on 20 Sep 2018 by harbormaster
Updated Mooring Waitlist
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You can view our most current Mooring Waitlist which was updated on August 06, 2018 here.
Posted on 06 Aug 2018 by harbormaster
Padanaram Bridge Passage Restrictions
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MASSACHUSETTS – APPONAGANSETT RIVER – DARTMOUTH MA - Bridge Repairs –Repair work on the piers of the Padanaram Bridge will start on July 19, 2018, and continue through March 25, 2019. One of the two swing bridge channels will be closed at a time to accommodate the floating docks and turbidity curtains used to conduct repairs. A small boat on-scene will monitor VHF Channel 13 and 16 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions may be directed to the contractor, Mr. Keith Miles of New England Infrastructure, Inc. at 401-261-0458.
Mariners should exercise caution when transiting the area.
Chart 13232 LNM 27/18 (CGD1)
Posted on 18 Jul 2018 by harbormaster
2018 DECALS
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Your 2018 permit DECALS for moorings, boats and dinghies will be mailed to the address we have on file in the week before Memorial Day. We routinely mail these permit decals as close to the start of the boating season as possible to minimize misplacement of the little decals and help preserve marital harmony. (There's always a spouse to blame for the "misplaced decals" - even when they have yet to be mailed out!)

Watch you mailbox around Memorial Day for those 2018 Green Decals.

Posted on 09 May 2018 by harbormaster
Mooring Permit Late Registration Ends Today
State and local Regulations specify that all mooring permits in the Commonwealth of MA must terminate no later than December 31st of the year in which issued. Dartmouth Mooring Regulations, adopted in 2003, require renewal of any mooring permit by March 31st each year. The Harbormaster Office attempts to assist with registration renewal by mailing reminder/invoices to each permit holder address on file by mid-February of each year. LATE MOORING REGISTRATION requires an additional late mooring registration fee of $100 per mooring permit. IF the Town Collector does not receive your late registration form and payment by May 1, 2018, State Law requires that the mooring site be re-assigned to the mandated mooring permit waiting list.
Posted on 01 May 2018 by harbormaster
Town to mail out Boat Excise Tax Bills on March 31st
Boat Excise Tax bills are scheduled to be mailed out on Friday March 31st. This billing is for ownership of certain boats between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Boat Excise Tax amounts are set by State Law under M.G.L. Chapter 60B. Payment of this excise tax is required for use of local waterways by Chapter 60B, section 4. Excise Tax bills have been mailed out earlier in prior years, but payment of boat excise will remain due within 60 days of their posting date. Please contact the Dartmouth Assessor Office regarding boat excise tax issues or abatement for any reason.
Posted on 26 Mar 2018 by harbormaster
Reversal of Shellfish Harvest Closure
March 8, 2018 Marine Fisheries Advisory Shellfish Opening in Certain Areas

Marine Fisheries will open all shellfish areas from the east end of the Cape Cod Canal to the Rhode Island/Massachusetts state line including the waters around south of Cape Cod and the islands that were closed on March 1, 2018 as a result of the Nor'east storm on March 2-4, effective at sunrise on Friday, March 9. All areas from the east end of the Cape Cod Canal to the Massachusetts/New Hampshire state line (that were closed on March 1) will remain closed until Marine Fisheries determines that these areas are safe to harvest shellfish.
Posted on 08 Mar 2018 by harbormaster
Dinghy Rack Thefts
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Several KAYAKS have been reported as stolen from the dinghy racks in the Dias Landing at Apponagansett Point. Dartmouth Police are investigating the reported thefts. Damage was done to many of the rack space uprights. If you have already placed your vessel in your reserved rack space, please check on it. Please report any loss or damage to the Dartmouth Police Department and Dartmouth Harbormaster Office.
Posted on 04 Jul 2017 by harbormaster
How to Recycle Boat Shrink Wrap - FREE
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Need to dispose of used shrink wrap and want to help protect the environment? See the flyer below to learn about 2 FREE ways to recycle your boat shrink wrap!

Posted on 21 Apr 2017 by harbormaster
Padanaram Causeway Update
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Posted on 26 Jul 2016 by harbormaster
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Next Waterways Management Commission Meeting
The next Waterways Commission meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 5:30 in Town Hall.

 

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