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Michael Caswell

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Work slated to fix sinkhole in Erie Canal
« on: April 17, 2022, 09:04:33 pm »
Work slated to fix sinkhole in Erie Canal

 
Posted Saturday, April 16, 2022 1:30 pm
LITTLE FALLS ó The New York State Canal Corporation on Friday announced a concrete grouting project to stabilize the structural integrity of the Erie Canal in the city of Little Falls. The work will begin next week, state officials said.

The Canal Corporation and its contractor will pump concrete into the floor of the canal between Lock E-17 and the guard gate to fill a sinkhole and mitigate water that is seeping from the canal into the Mohawk River.

A 1.5-mile segment of the Erie Canalway Trail, which is part of the statewide Empire State Trail and is already detoured for ongoing trail maintenance, will remain closed until June, according to the announcement by state Canal Corporation officials.

Trail users should continue to follow the signed on-road detour route through the city of Little Falls, the Canal Corporation announcement added.

Throughout the duration of the project, residents are likely to notice contractors, wearing hard hats and high-visibility vests, as well as concrete trucks and heavy equipment operating at and near the construction site, officials said.

It is anticipated that the stabilization work will be completed in May ahead of the canalís opening on Friday, May 20, the announcement added.

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Another Embankment Dam gets Attention
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 02:09:53 pm »
Notice to Mariners

Oswego Canal - Oswego

May 23, 2022

Mariners are advised that the navigation pool between Locks O-6 & O-7 in Oswego is scheduled to be drawn down by 2 to 3 feet starting on the morning of Tuesday, May 24 and continuing until the end of the day on Thursday, May 26 to accommodate maintenance on the dam.

A chart covering the affected area can be found at http://www.canals.ny.gov/navinfo/charts/14786o1l.png 

Features along the Oswego Canal are listed by mileage at http://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=oswego


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Re: Another Embankment Dam gets Attention
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 06:41:00 pm »
Maybe a few embankments along Lock 7, and the main Oswego Dam of course.



And it has the Highest Dam Hazard Rating, built in 1855, last inspection was 20 years ago.

All are owned by NYPA and NYS Canal Corporation, part of the NYS Canal System and Inland Waterway



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From the New York State Canal Corporation today

http://www.canals.ny.gov/news/pressrel/2022/2022.05.26-Erie-Canal-Seep-Mitigation-Greece.pdf

NEW YORK STATE CANAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SEEPAGE MITIGATION PROJECT ALONG THE ERIE CANAL IN THE TOWN OF GREECE TO BEGIN WEEK OF MAY 30th

Repair Work Includes Pumping Grout into the Canalís Water Impounding Embankment to Mitigate Seepage

The New York State Canal Corporation today announced a seepage mitigation project along the Erie Canal in the town of Greece, Monroe County will begin the week of May 30, 2022. The Canal Corporation and its contractor will be pumping grout into the canalís southern embankment approximately 1,500 feet west of Long Pond Road to mitigate
water that is seeping through the embankment at this location.

Throughout the duration of the project, residents will notice contractors, wearing hard hats and high-visibility vests, as well as heavy equipment operating at and near the construction site.

The seep being mitigated through this project is one of more than 200 known seeps on canal earthen embankments, which comprise approximately 125-miles of the Canal system. The Canal Corporation continuously monitors and inspects these earthen dams on foot via daily monitoring with our staff, as well as using advanced technologies like drones and thermal imaging.

The work being performed along the Erie Canal in Greece has been reviewed under a project specific State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) evaluation and is not part of the Canal Corporationís proposed Earthen Embankment Integrity Program. It is anticipated that this work will be completed in approximately two weeks.

The Canal Corporation appreciates the publicís patience while this work is completed.


Here's the map of the affected area, including the Flood Inundation Zone. That flood zone affects many residents in North Gates and South Greece



Most likely everyone living in this area is clueless about the danger, including a manufacturing company and medical / professional building. That is due in part, to a social media presence in our area, that refuses to accept the truth about canal integrity and prefers to ignore the danger that many Erie Canal neighbors are in, along these overgrown & uninspected canal embankments.

That FACEBOOK group will simply term this latest warning message about canal integrity as more fear-mongering by the NY Canal Corporation.

They do so not at their own peril of course, as they only walk along the canal trail and care little for the lives or property of those who are living below the canal waterline.

Sad but true.
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That FACEBOOK group will simply term this latest warning message about canal integrity as more fear-mongering by the NY Canal Corporation.


Don't you mean Elizabeth Agte and her group?

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Re: Another Embankment Dam gets Attention
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2022, 02:05:23 pm »
No comment, but it's kind of coincidental that they do seem to fit the bill...

a social media presence in our area, that refuses to accept the truth about canal integrity and prefers to ignore the danger that many Erie Canal neighbors are in, along these overgrown & uninspected canal embankments.


Does anyone else notice that the more 'transparent' the NYS Canal Corporation & NYPA are, about their leaking earthen dams & failing navigation embankment system, the more a certain Facebook group starts talking about birds, blossoms and blooms?

That Facebook group, and it's leadership, have no answers to the increase in canal embankment work lately, except to deny its an issue, and deny it's about unsafe 100 year old, earthen dams. They just clam up and change the conversation to some neighbor who's taking an extra step down to their boat this year, or pretty Amur Honeysuckle blooms...an invasive plant in our State.

It's all denial & distractions with the Stop The Canal Clear-cut Group, and ever increasing misinformation to satisfy their Founders

« Last Edit: May 28, 2022, 07:35:17 am by Doug K »