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Macedon creek washed out: Canal Corp. investigating cause, next steps

The New York State Canal Corporation is working to understand a washout that occurred along a creek in the town of Macedon.

Ganargua Creek in Macedon washed out early-Monday.

New York Power Authority Communications Strategy Manager Shane Mahar told News10NBC there is no risk to public safety, to property, or of flooding, but the waters Erie Canal were drawn down “out of an abundance of caution.”

The creek feeds into the canal downstream- and a bridge carries a trail over the top of it. Cracks had been found in the aqueduct last summer, which resulted in the trail being detoured.

This likely means that work will ensue this spring or summer on that area and the creek.

“Canal Corporation engineers and contractors are assessing a washout that occurred along the Ganargua Creek adjacent to the west abutment of the Ganargua Creek Aqueduct in the town of Macedon. There is no threat to public safety; however, out of an abundance of caution, water levels within the nearby Erie Canal are being drawn down. The Erie Canalway/Empire State Trail has been detoured around the aqueduct since last summer after an inspection found cracks in its third span. Additional details regarding the washout will be released as more information becomes available,” officials told News10NBC about what’s next for it.