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Vischer Ferry Dam undergoes repairs

Lock 7 water level drops by a foot in Niskayuna area

The New York Power Authority has informed the New York State Canal Corporation that a portion of the flashboards on the dam at Lock E-7 in Vischer Ferry has failed resulting in a drop in typical summer navigation levels of 12 to 16 inches. Mariners are advised vessels moored in shallow areas of the Canal in the pool above Lock E-7 may become grounded as a result of this flashboard failure.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
The New York Power Authority has informed the New York State Canal Corporation that a portion of the flashboards on the dam at Lock E-7 in Vischer Ferry has failed resulting in a drop in typical summer navigation levels of 12 to 16 inches. Mariners are advised vessels moored in shallow areas of the Canal in the pool above Lock E-7 may become grounded as a result of this flashboard failure.
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Work to repair minor damage to the Vischer Ferry Dam caused by last week’s storms could be completed by this Friday, state officials said. The damage caused the water level above the dam at Lock 7 to drop about a foot. The drop caused the state to notify upstream marinas and boaters in the Niskayuna area, but the drop — or the work to repair the damage — is not expected to affect the navigation ...


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