Stretch of Erie Canal between Macedon, Palmyra too shallow for some boats after creek bank gave way

Some individuals along the Erie Canal have noticed that water levels still appear below normal.

While residents are used to seeing that during the winter months- as state crews work on necessary repairs- it’s less common during the summer months.

News10NBC looked into it and reported that the entire system is now open. But on the east side there’s a lingering issue that’s keeping water levels lower than normal.




Certain boats, as result, have not been able to pass through.

It’s happening near the Macedon and Palmyra border, where the bank of a creek gave way last month. Crews have installed an aqua dam allowing them to put enough water between Locks 29 and 30 so vessels with less than 5 feet of draft can go through, according to News10NBC.

The Canal Corp. hopes that repairs are completed by this month.

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