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NYPA Save The Oxbow Embankment Dam From Slope Failure

NYPA Save The Oxbow Embankment Dam From Slope Failure

Spotted today on the towpath at the Oxbow area in Fairport, several surveyors in two vans, looking at a potentially dangerous area where there is a leak right under an...

An Expert Opinion! Clear Cutting Canal Embankments

An Expert Opinion!

Clear Cutting Canal Embankments

By Thomas X. Grasso President Emeritus, Canal Society of New York State

Since the New York State Canal Corporation announced its plan late last year to clear cut trees from Erie Canal embankments in western New York, there has been much opposition. I,...

Anatomy of an Erie Canal Embankment Leak

Anatomy of an Erie Canal Embankment Leak.

A history of Before & After of a retention pond.. It started as NOT a Canal Leak in late 1990s according to NYS Thruway/NYCC but as is NOW classified as a leak...

An afternoon walk along the Erie Canal in Brockport

I decided to take a drive out to Brockport for a walk

I’d heard the Vegetation Project had been halted there due to inclement weather. Today was a pleasant day with plenty of sunshine, so a great time to take a few photos perhaps. Trying to find where the last clearing had been done was fairly easy,...

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