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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Central Erie Canal & Cayuga/Seneca Canal – Water Level Update

August 31, 2021


Mariners are advised that flows are receding, causing water levels to drop in the following areas of the Canal system:

Erie Canal

Lock E-24 (Baldwinsville) to Lock E-25 (May’s Point), including Cross Lake

Cayuga – Seneca Canal

Lock CS-1 (Cayuga)

Cayuga/Seneca Canal to the Erie Canal Junction

As water levels continue to recede, boaters should secure any vessels in these areas.

Charts showing the affected areas can be found at  through  and

Features along portions of the Central Erie and Cayuga/Seneca Canals are listed by mileage at and

The Canal Corporation urges all users to register to receive updates through the "Notice to Mariners" notification program at                         

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