Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Crescent & Vischer Ferry
November 13, 2018
The Blenheim-Gilboa Project, working with the Canal Corporation, will remove flashboards at Crescent & Vischer Ferry Projects starting Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The schedule is as follows:
Sunday, November 25 and Monday, November 26
3-foot drawdown begins at Vischer Ferry as water levels between Mohawk River/Erie Canal Locks E7 & Lock E8 lower. 3-foot drawdown completed by Tuesday morning. (211.0’)
Tuesday, November 27
Morning: water levels at Vischer Ferry gradually rise approximately 3 feet to top of flashboards (normal water level during navigation season). (213.1’)
Morning: 2-foot drawdown is started at Crescent as water levels between Mohawk River/Erie Canal Locks E6 & E7 begin lowering. Removal at Crescent is completed. (183.5’)
Afternoon: water levels at Crescent rise approximately 6 inches, to non-navigational season levels. (183.8’)
Overnight: Another 3-foot drawdown begins at Vischer Ferry as water levels between Mohawk River/Erie Canal Locks E7 & E8 lower a second time. 3-foot drawdown completed by Wednesday morning. (210.5’)
Wednesday, November 28
Morning: 3-foot drawdown completed at Vischer Ferry. Removal of flashboards at Vischer Ferry begins. Fish deterrent systems are removed. (210.5’)
Evening: water levels at Vischer Ferry rise approx. 8 inches. (211.1’)
Thursday, November 29
Morning: water levels at Vischer Ferry drop approx. 8 inches. (210.5’)
Removal of flashboards is complete.
Afternoon: water levels at Vischer Ferry rise approx. 4 inches, to non-navigation season levels. (210.8’)
Friday, November 30
With flashboard removal completed, Canal Corp. retrieves buoys from Lock E7 to Lock E8 as SPS continues downstream.
Barring any further complications or inclement weather, the flashboard removal will be completed by Friday, December 1, 2017. Unforeseen precipitation and/or high water conditions may delay this schedule.
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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