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Canal section reopened: Erie Canal Lock E-10 Cranesville.

The entire NYS Canal System, with the exception of the Syracuse Inner Harbor, is open to navigation.

Updated Tuesday 09/02 at 03:39 PM
Waterford Flight (Erie Canal Locks E-2 thru E-6) to open late morning/noon on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd.

Plan morning itineraries accordingly.

Updated Tuesday 09/02 at 01:45 PM
Waterford Harbor docks restricted to Tugboat Roundup participants from Thurs, 9/4 10am to Mon, 9/8 9pm.

Docking for non-event related commercial & pleasure craft will be restricted to between Locks E-3 & E-4, with certain commercial vessels between Locks E-2 & E-3 as directed by the Lock Operator.

Updated Tuesday 09/02 at 01:16 PM
Upper Hudson River Dredging Project activities planned for the Week of September 1st.

Barge unloading south of C8; Barge loading north of C5; 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 "72" & R "66". Dredging between R "88" & G "77" and R "68" & R "66"; Backfill/capping between G "121" & R "118" and R "110" & G "89".

Updated Sunday 08/31 at 09:42 AM

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