Hudson Update: Dredging at Fort Edward Yacht Basin

The New York Canal Corporation has just announced an update on the upper Hudson River dredging project.

This capital cleanup program, administered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and General Electric (GE), will be in progress during the 2015 Navigation Season between the confluence of the Mohawk River and Lock C-8 in Fort Edward.

The dredging operations are lighted, have day shapes and arrow boards displayed. Additional informational signs have been posted in the project area.

Activities planned for this week:

  • Dredging activities between buoy Green 255 and the Fort Edward Yacht Basin Terminal – The Fort Edward Yacht Basin canal spur off of the Champlain Canal is closed to vessel traffic;
  • Dredging activities outside navigation channel south of buoy Red 56;
  • Barge operations immediately south of Lock C-8;
  • Barge operations immediately north of Lock C-5;
  • Barge operations in the vicinity of buoy Red 60;
  • No wake buoys in the land cut north of Lock C-6 marking the no wake zone established in the vicinity of the barge loading areas;
  • Backfill operations in the vicinity of buoy Red 48;
  • Backfill operations outside navigation channel in vicinity of buoy Red 190;
  • Buoys used to aid contractor located just outside the navigational channel are located south of buoy Red 60;
  • Buoys used to aid contractor located outside the navigational channel are located south of buoy Red 62A;
  • Buoy used to aid contractor located outside the navigational channel is located just south of buoy Red 64;
  • Buoy used to aid contractor located outside the navigational channel is located near buoy Red 78;
  • Buoy used to aid contractor located outside the navigational channel is located just north of buoy Green 83.

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