Author Topic: This is EXACTLY why the Canal Corporation started an Embankment Integrity Program  (Read 17 times)

Doug K

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For all those in the greater Rochester area that are continuing to deny the issue with dangerous trees on Canal Embankment...this is EXACTLY why the NYS Canal Corporation is ignoring a group on Facebook saying "nothing is wrong with Canal Safety"

And if that is NOT enough to convince you of the danger that invasive vegetation ANYWHERE has created along these earthen embankments that line 125 miles of the Erie Canal system, take a look at this video that shows how a DEAD TREE at the bottom of the canal embankment caused a large sinkhole next to the Empire Trail that has the canal flood gates closed from Holley to Gasport

The Canal Corporation has been very clear about why they need to clear all these earthen dams.

The State of NY also has been very clear with the Canal Corporation, they need to get their property in compliance with NYS DEC regulations about properly inspecting their Earthen Dams, some of which haven't had a proper inspection in over 75 years.

Like the Canal Corporation has stated many time now... "They can't inspect what they can't see, they can't see the issues until they clear the invasive growth"