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Canal section reopened: Erie Canal, Lockport. Exchange Street Lift Bridge (E-230) back in operation.

Electric troubleshooting is ongoing, so slight delays may occur.

Updated Wednesday 10/01 at 09:44 AM
Reduced depth: Erie Canal water level between locks E8 & E9 to be 2.5 feet lower October 6-10.

It is anticipated that water levels will be back to normal by Sunday, October 12th.

Updated Tuesday 09/30 at 10:00 AM
Boat Parade: Erie Canal Locks 34/35 Lockport, 2:15pm Friday, October 3rd.

Slight delays may occur.

Updated Tuesday 09/30 at 09:14 AM
Bass Tournament: Erie Canal near Lock E12 Tribes Hill starting at 7am, Sunday October 5th.

Slight delays may occur near Lock E12. Mariners are reminded to be conscious of their wakes.

Updated Tuesday 09/30 at 08:42 AM
Rowing Shell Regatta: Erie Canal, Scotia to Alplaus - Sunday, October 5th 8am-3pm.

Slight delays may occur. Proceed through the area at a "No Wake" speed between event heats.

Updated Monday 09/29 at 05:54 PM
Rowing Shell Regatta: Erie Canal, Scotia to Rexford - Saturday, October 4th 8am-3pm.

Slight delays may occur. Proceed through the area at a "No Wake" speed between event heats.

Updated Monday 09/29 at 05:10 PM
Upper Hudson River Dredging Project activities planned for the Weeks of September 22th & 29th.

Barge unloading south of C8; Barge loading near R "60"; Project hazard buoys marking shallow water north of buoy Green 133 (outside of channel); No Wake buoys in the land cut north of Lock 6 in vicinity of Isthmus Transfer Area; Norwegian buoys indicating shallow water areas outside of channel between R "68" & R "66" and used as temporary moorings between R "72" & R "66". Dredging between R "80" & G "77" and R "68" & R "66"; Backfill/capping between G "91A" & G "87" and near R "66".

Updated Thursday 09/25 at 04:04 PM
Reduced depth: Erie Canal water level between locks E10 & E11 to be 4 feet lower October 8-10.

It is anticipated that water levels will be back to normal by Sunday, October 12th.

Updated Wednesday 09/24 at 04:00 PM

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