Notice to Mariners
Canal System Update – Preparation for Tropical Storm Henri
August 21, 2021
Out of an abundance of caution, the New York State Canal Corporation is developing plans to lift its Movable Dams between Lock E-8 (Rotterdam) and Lock E-15 (Fort Plain) on Sunday morning (8/22) in the event that Tropical Storm Henri changes its course toward the west.
Residents are encouraged to take appropriate actions regarding any vessels, docks, or other seasonal structures in these areas which may be impacted or damaged by significantly reduced water levels. If the storm requires lifting of the movable dams, vessels and docks would experience a full lowering of the Canal to winter levels and would likely be grounded following the movable dam lifting operation.
The Canal Corporation will continue to monitor the path of the storm and will update its plans and the public accordingly through additional Notice to Mariners alerts.