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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal – Scotia

September 20, 2023

Mariners are advised that they may experience heavier than usual currents downstream (east of) and lower than normal water levels above (west of) Erie Canal Lock E-8 in Scotia during the day on Thursday, September 21st, due to repair work activities on the moveable dam.

Boaters should also use caution entering and exiting the lock due to work boat activity in the vicinity of the lock.

A chart covering the affected area can be found at

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

The Canal Corporation urges all users and stakeholders to register to receive updates through the Notice to Mariners notification program by clicking here.

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In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation’s Emergency Call Center at 833-538-1042.