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Real Time Canal Alerts

Cayuga-Seneca Canal Lock CS4 Waterloo to close Thurs, July 30th from 7:30am to 10:00am for maintenance.

Plan morning itineraries accordingly.

Updated Tuesday 07/28 at 04:41 PM
Navigation restrictions; Erie Canal, Rome; Fri, Sat, Sun, 7/31, 8/1, 8/2; related to Canalfest.

Activities include waterski shows, a regatta, boat parade, fishing derby, nightly fireworks, and kayak demos.

Vessels are to proceed at a "No Wake" speed not to exceed 5 MPH.

Updated Tuesday 07/28 at 12:12 PM
Reduced depth: Oswego Canal between Lock O6 High Dam and Lock O7 Oswego 7/28-7/30; level to drop 3 ft.

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Updated Monday 07/27 at 01:33 PM
Canal structure inspections: Erie Canal Guard Gate 3 & Lock E17; 7/28-7/30; minor delays possible.

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Vessels are to proceed at a "No Wake" speed not to exceed 5 MPH.

Updated Monday 07/27 at 01:04 PM
Placement of herbicide in Erie Canal between Ellicott Creek & Bear Ridge Road Bridge (E-242) 7/28-7/31.

Any swimming in the canal is absolutely prohibited in the treatment area until one day after the application of the herbicide.

Vessels are to proceed at a "No Wake" speed not to exceed 5 MPH.

Updated Monday 07/27 at 10:50 AM
Upper Hudson River Dredging Project activities planned for the Week of July 27th.

Barge unloading south of C-8; Barge operations north of C-5, near R "60", and in the land cut north of C-6 (no wake buoys); Dredging near R "190"; Backfilling near R "48", R "56" and R "62"; Habitat planting outside of the channel near G "201", Red "196", Red "174" and Red "112"; and buoys added to aid contractor outside of the channel north of R "56", south of R "60", south of R "62A", and south of R "64A".

Updated Monday 07/27 at 09:26 AM

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