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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Champlain Canal – Fort Edward to Smith’s Basin

August 5, 2022

Mariners are advised that water levels in the Canal from Champlain Canal Lock C-7 in Fort Edward to Lock C-9 in Smith’s Basin are 12 to 15 inches lower than normal due to low water supply from the Glens Falls Feeder Canal and high temperatures. This lower water water level may affect boats and docks on this area of the Champlain Canal.

A chart covering the affected area can be found at


Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation Emergency Call Center at: (833) 538-1042.

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

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