Notice to Mariners
August 20, 2020
Champlain Canal – Fort Edward
Mariners are advised of a harmful algae bloom (HAB) in the Canal between Champlain Canal Lock C-7 and Lock C-8 in Ft. Edward.
Exposure to HABs and toxins can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting; skin, eye or throat irritation and allergic reactions or breathing difficulties. People and pets should avoid contact with HABs and should rinse off with clean water if contact occurs.
No swimming or other water related activities should be attempted in this area of the Canal. Boaters should use gloves when handling lines in the lock chamber. Avoid water contact until further notice.
Chart 14786 C-06 covering the affected area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786c06r.png
Features along the Champlain Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=champlain
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