Notice to Mariners
Champlain Canal – Mechanicville
July 26, 2019
Mariners are advised that New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) has announced that it will lower the water surface level between Champlain Canal Locks C-3 Mechanicville and Lock C-4 Stillwater by 6 inches below the crest of the dam or elevation = 66.1 feet beginning on Monday, July 29th and lasting through Friday, August 2nd to accommodate inspection and maintenance on the dam at Lock C-3.
These activities will cause a drop in the water level which may affect boats and docks on the pond level above Lock C-3. This reduction should not impact most recreational traffic. Commercial or recreational vessels drafting more than 10 feet should contact the Canal Corporation for additional information at 518 461-0942. Any complications or inclement weather conditions may delay this schedule.
Chart 14786 C-02 covering the affected area can be found at
Features along the eastern portion of the Champlain Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=champlain
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