1. Until the large number of applications, which are before the department, for dredging during the next season have been carefully considered, it is impossible to say whether or not it will be possible to do any dredging next season in the Napanee river.
2. The district engineer reports that the present condition of the Napanee river is not due to the inefficiency of the dredging performed during the past season by the department, but rather to the extreme low stage of water in Lake Ontario and the Bay of Quinte which governs the depth of the Napanee river; the difference between the level in September last, when the work was performed, and to-day, or up to the close of navigation, is 14 inches.
Subtopic: NAPANEE RIVER DREDGING.