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Re: Yet another tree down into the navigation channel.
« on: September 23, 2021, 02:27:35 pm »
For those who can't quite understand the whole issue with invasive vegetation, namely trees, along the Erie Canal and NYS Empire Trail. They are a danger to Embankment Integrity, they fall onto the Empire Trail, and they topple into the waterway, prompting a Notice to Mariners as a Channel Obstruction issue.

Here's the list of "tree issues" from the 2021 Navigation Season

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal Lockport - May 7, 2021
Mariners are advised of fallen debris east of the Robinson Road Bridge (E-237) over the Erie Canal in Lockport that is encroaching on the north side of the navigation channel. The debris has been marked off by two danger buoys and one red auxiliary buoy.

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal - Perinton - June 17, 2021
Mariners are advised of a fallen tree approximately 200 yards west of the Lyndon Road Bridge (E-124)  over the Erie Canal in Perinton, that is partially obstructing the south side of the navigation channel and marked with buoys. When transiting this area boaters should use the north side of the navigation channel. Crews have been notified.

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal - Perinton - June 21, 2021
Mariners are advised that the fallen tree west of the Lyndon Road Bridge (E-124) over the Erie Canal in Perinton, has been cleared.

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal Lysander - July 30, 2021
Mariners are advised of a reported tree in the Seneca River just south of the Belgium Bridge (E-72) NY Rt.31 over the Erie Canal in Lysander. The tree is on the west side of the navigation channel in the vicinity of Buoy R "240". Boaters should use caution when transiting this area. Crews have been notified.

Notice to Mariners - Erie Canal Sylvan Beach - September 23,2021
Mariners are advised of a submerged tree stump that is in the navigation channel near Buoy G "677", east of the Cove Rd. Bridge E-61 over the Erie Canal, in Sylvan Beach. Boaters should use caution when transiting this area. Maintenance crews have been notified.