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Bridge construction activities: Rte. 414 Bridge (S-15) over Seneca (Chemung) Canal in Watkins Glen.

The speed limit is 5 mph in all work zones.

Updated Monday 07/28 at 09:47 AM
Upper Hudson River Dredging Project activities planned for the Week of July 28th.

Barge unloading south of C8; Barge loading north of C5; Orange Norwegian buoys marking shallow water between near R "214" (outside of channel); Dredging between G "91A" & R "80"; Backfill/capping between G "121" & R "90"; Habitat planting & supply operations (outside of channel) between R "202" & R "200", R "192" & R "190", and near R "180".

Updated Sunday 07/27 at 10:05 AM
Upper west gate of Troy Federal Lock temporarily inoperable; vessels w/ <20 ft beam may still proceed.

Repairs are scheduled for Monday, July 28th.

Updated Saturday 07/26 at 07:54 PM
Channel width has been reduced near R70 on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal (near Seneca Falls) due to shoaling.

An auxiliary green buoy has been placed to guide vessels through the deepest water.

Updated Friday 07/25 at 06:40 AM
Reduced depth: Erie Canal water level between locks E9 & E10 to be 1 foot lower July 21 thru Aug 1.

Water level is being lowered to accommodate the construction of a public boat launch.

Updated Friday 07/18 at 01:59 PM

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