Web Cam "South Fork of New River"
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The NetCam is looking at the junction of the River Reach island north canal and the South Fork of the New River. The view is in a west-north-westerly direction.
Traffic on the New River consists mostly of pleasure boats but commercial vessels, such as the
tour boat "Jungle Queen", the River Taxi, chartered party boats, construction barges, yacht support vessels,
the US Coast Guard, and local law enforcement can also be observed.
Pleasure boats of all sizes, from row boats, kayaks to mega yachts can regularly be seen. Yachts
are often of such size that small tug boats, at the bow and stern, are necessary to navigate the
heavily traveled, narrow and winding river.
The New River flows into the Atlantic Ocean and is therefore effected by the tides. At this location
it ranges from 2 - 3 feet. On an outgoing tide, the current is left to right in the picture, -- reverse on
an incoming tide.
Click here for the state of the tide, at the nearby Andrews Avenue bascule bridge.
Click here for current River Reach island weather information. Data is provided by
Richard S. Long, W4AKE, and is updated every three minutes.
Click here for greater FORT LAUDERDALE live beach- and ocean-view cameras.
Click here to watch a streaming video of the inlet to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. Cruise ships, freighters, recreational boat traffic, and even birds can be observed.