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New York State Canal Corporation


Erie Canal – Rotterdam to Saint Johnsville

October 19, 2022

The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that the annual lowering of water levels within the Erie Canal and Mohawk River between Erie Canal Lock E-8 in Rotterdam and Lock E-16 in St. Johnsville is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 24, 2022. To accomplish this, Canal Corporation crews will be lifting the movable dams out of the water over a period of several days.  

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 the lowering of the canal and river to winter water levels.

Charts showing the affected areas can be found at through

Features along 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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