Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Tonawandas/Pendleton
July 30, 2021
Mariners are advised that the placement of herbicide is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 2nd at noon between Ellicott Creek and Tonawanda Creek Bridge (E-240). The work should be completed by Friday, August 6th. Any swimming in the canal is absolutely prohibited in the treatment area until one day after the application of the herbicide.
During this treatment, lockages at Lock 34/35 (Lockport) will be on the following schedule:
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 9:00 p.m.
Mariners should reduce speed, stop all forward motion and proceed at a "No-Wake" speed when transiting this area.
Due to active water management intended to minimize the current in Tonawanda Creek during treatment, the water level between Lock E-34 (Lockport) and the Genesee River in Rochester could be reduced. This drop could be as much as two (2) feet in Lockport and would taper down eastward to nearly zero in Rochester.
Visit StopHydrillaWNY.org for more information including details about the herbicide, project-specific updates, and ways to get involved in the management of hydrilla.
The profiles of the canal system can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/mileage.jpg.
A chart covering the western portion of the treatment area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14832t.png.
Maps covering the entire treatment area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/nyscce01.jpg & http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/nyscce02.jpg.
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