Lock Schedule: Champlain Canal Lock C1 Waterford and Lock C2 Halfmoon

06/13/2024 08:27 PM

Notice to Mariners

Champlain Canal – Waterford and Halfmoon

May 15, 2024

The Canal Corporation today announced that Locks C-1 in Waterford and C-2 in Halfmoon will have scheduled operations for all recreational traffic throughout the navigation season.  Lock C-1 will pass northbound traffic daily on the even hours (8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, and 6 pm).  Lock C-2 northbound traffic will be locked through when all vessels from Lock C-1 arrive at Lock C-2.  

Lock C-2 will pass southbound traffic daily on the odd hours (9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm).  Lock C-1 southbound traffic will be locked through when all vessels from Lock C-2 arrive at Lock C-1.   

Additionally, these locks will operate on a "double draining" procedure.  Each lock will be maintained in a full condition and emptied twice during locking operations.  For northbound traffic, the locks will be drained twice before traffic enters the lock chamber.  For southbound traffic, the lock will be emptied and refilled once before the vessels are admitted into the lock for southbound passage.  The second draining will occur with the vessels in the lock.

These measures are being implemented as risk reduction strategies to mitigate the spread of the round goby, an aquatic invasive species, in the Champlain Canal.  Mariners may learn how they can help mitigate the spread of aquatic invasive species here.

The Canal Corporation urges all users and stakeholders to register to receive updates through the Notice to Mariners notification program by clicking here.

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To report an issue or incident along the Canal system, please call the Canal Corporation’s Emergency Call Center at 833-538-1042.