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For Immediate Release: 08/31/15

Shane Mahar |
Office of Media Relations and Communications | (518) 471-5300

New system will alert public of future changes to the reservoir discharges

The Canal Corporation today announced it has launched a new email and text alert system which will provide updates related to the operation of Hinckley Reservoir and changes to its discharge rates.

This subscription service is now available through the Canal Corporation’s website (, and will notify subscribers when changes to reservoir releases are made. These alerts will also be published on the Canal Corporation’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Brian U. Stratton, Director of the NYS Canal Corporation said, “We are committed to providing the most up-to-date information regarding Hinckley Reservoir’s operation and we believe this new notification system will help keep members of the public and the surrounding communities informed when changes to the reservoir’s discharge rates occur.”                                                                


The New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals.  Spanning 524 miles, the waterways link the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, Niagara River and Lake Erie with communities rich in history and culture. For more information about the New York State Canal System, vacation opportunities and events call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit

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