The Erie Canal from Sylvan Beach to Lock E-18 in Herkimer opened at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22. Lock E-11 in Amsterdam to Lock E-17 in Little Falls will remain closed. Mariners traveling from the west may proceed as far as the City of Little Falls.
Limited draft is available upstream of Lock E-19 in Frankfort at approximately 6 feet. There is reduced channel width at Reels Creek, Utica and Budlong Creek, between Lock E-19 in Frankfort and Lock E-20 in Whitesboro.
Supplemental buoys have been placed to identify deeper water.