The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that it will be surveying water retaining embankments and select dam structures along the Canal system beginning the week of December 5, 2022.
The survey work will be completed through drone flights to collect terrain data and photographs of the canal embankments and infrastructure. The information gathered will be used to aid in the planning of upcoming inspections.
Drone flights will be performed in the following areas:
Segment 2 from Lockport to Ridgeway
Segment 3 from Ridgeway to Sweden
Segment 4 from Sweden to Rochester
Segment 5 from Palmyra to Lyons
Segment 6 Fulton/Clay Areas
Segment 7 LaFayette/Sullivan Areas
Segment 8 Trenton/Minden Areas
Segment 9 Glen Falls/Fort Edward Areas
The contractors completing the survey work will be wearing high-visibility vests as they operate a drone flying overhead near the canal structures. The Canal Corporation will minimize any disruption to access of the nearby trails.
This routine work is not associated with the Canal Corporation's proposed Earthen Embankment Integrity Program.
It is anticipated that this survey process will be completed by June 30, 2023.
More information is available by visiting the Canal Corporation's website.
The Canal Corporation appreciates the public's patience while this work is completed.