For Immediate Release: 09/12/17

ALBANY--The New York State Canal Corporation today announced it will use a non-toxic dye to identify potential seepage on the Nine Mile Feeder Flume in the Oneida County town of Trenton.

The testing, using a fluorescent green dye, will take place over the next several weeks and is not harmful to individuals, animals and the environment. The Canal Corporation will use the test results to determine whether any maintenance or repair work is warranted.

Traces of the dye may be observed downstream in Nine Mile Creek, the Erie Barge Canal and the Mohawk River in the vicinity of Trenton and Marcy.

About the New York State Canal Corporation

The New York State Canal system includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals. Spanning 524 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. In 2017, the Canal Corporation will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal, which occurred in the city of Rome on July 4, 1817.

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Steven Gosset
Media Relations
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