Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Schenectady Area
September 3, 2015
Mariners are advised of a reduction in water surface elevation and depths by as much as 2.5’ on the Erie Canal between Locks E-7 Vischer Ferry and E-8 Scotia. The water level will begin to drop on Tuesday, September 8th and will reach its minimum at around 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 9th. It is estimated that the level will return to normal 24-48 hours after that. This action is being taken to accommodate New York Power Authority’s flashboard adjustments at the Vischer Ferry Dam.
Features along the eastern section of the Erie Canal can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern.
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