Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Crescent & Vischer Ferry
May 14, 2018
The Blenheim-Gilboa Project working with the Canal Corporation will install flashboards at Crescent & Vischer Ferry dams starting Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, May 21 - Water level at Vischer Ferry starts approaching crest in the PM.
Tuesday, May 22 - Water level at Vischer Ferry 0.5’ below crest by AM. Installation of flashboards starts at Vischer Ferry Dam D.
Wednesday, May 23 – Water level at Vischer Ferry remains at 0.5’ below crest in AM & PM. Installation of flashboards continues at Vischer Ferry Dam E.
Thursday, May 24 – Water level at Vischer Ferry remains at 0.5’ below crest in AM & PM. Installation of flashboards on Dam F and fish deterrent systems completed at Vischer Ferry. Relocate to Crescent. Water level rises to 211.0’ in PM.
Friday, May 25 – Water level at Vischer Ferry pond rises from elevation 211.0’ in AM to 213.3’. Crescent pond drops to 0.5’ below crest in AM & PM. Installation of flashboards completed at Crescent in the PM. Crescent pond rises to 185.0’ in the PM as river flow permits.
Barring any complications or inclement weather, the flashboard installation will be completed Friday, May 25. Unforeseen precipitation and high water conditions may cause a delay in this schedule.
Should you have any questions, please contact 518-287-6340.
Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern
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