Channel markers installed on Greenvale Creek

Temporary channel markers at the entrance to Greenvale Creek will help boaters navigate the shallow waters until dredging is completed in 2018, according to Milton Conrad.

by Audrey Thomasson

MOLLUSK—Day markers have been installed on Greenvale Creek to help boaters navigate the shallow entrance off the Rappahannock River.

The U.S. Coast Guard recently removed its channel markers due to shoaling which reduced the entrance of the creek to an unnavigable depth. As the only fully functioning public boat ramp in Lancaster is located on the creek, the move had an adverse effect on area boaters and watermen.

According to Milton Conrad, president of the Greenvale Creek Maintenance Association, the new day markers will be in place until the entrance is dredged and Coast Guard markers are reinstalled.

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