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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Navigation Aids and Reduced Water Levels

May 16, 2020

Mariners are advised to use caution as reduced water levels in some portions of the Canal system, especially near the Erie Canal’s movable dams in the Mohawk Valley, may create swift or other unusual currents and/or expose hazards. This condition may exist until such time that the movable dams are installed, and water levels are raised to their normal summer navigation depths.

Mariners are further advised that navigation aids have not been installed on the Canal system, which includes Oneida and Cayuga Lakes, Jamesville and Delta Reservoirs, as well as the lights on the Sylvan Beach breakwater.

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