For Immediate Release: 06/15/19

PHOENIX—The New York State Canal Corporation today issued the following update on repairs being performed at the Phoenix Dam in Oswego County.

“Emergency repairs have been completed on a gate that is used to control water flow at the Phoenix Dam in Oswego County. Crews have installed a steel-sheeted coffer dam that temporarily addresses structural concerns and allows permanent repairs to be performed safely.

Oswego Canal locks O-1 and O-2, which had been closed as a precaution, will reopen on Sunday, June 16, at 7 a.m. The entire state Canal System will then be open for navigation.

The state Canal Corporation will continue to work with the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Oswego County Emergency Management, the Village of Phoenix, the Army Corps of Engineers and the state Department of Environmental Conservation to address this situation."

About the New York State Canal Corporation

New York's canal system includes four historic canals: the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca. Spanning 524 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. The canals form the backbone of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and connect hundreds of unique and historic communities. In 2019, New York will mark the 200th anniversary of the first trip taken on the Erie Canal, from Rome to Utica.

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Steven Gosset
Media Relations
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