For Immediate Release: 05/08/17
Steven Gosset | Steven.Gosset@nypa.gov
Media Realations | (914) 390-8192
CANAL CORPORATION USING NON-TOXIC DYE TO IDENTIFY SEEPAGE IN GLENS FALLS FEEDER CANAL
ALBANY--The New York State Canal Corporation today announced it will use a non-toxic dye to identify potential seepage in the Glens Falls Feeder Canal to determine if water from the canal may be entering the Lehigh Northeast Cement Company property in Glens Falls.
The testing, using a fluorescent green dye, will take place over the next several weeks and is not harmful to individuals, animals and the environment.
The Canal Corporation will use the test results to determine whether any repairs are needed.
The Feeder Canal runs seven miles from Glens Falls to Fort Edward and delivers water from above Glens Falls on the Hudson River to the highest point of the Champlain Canal.
About the New York State Canal Corporation
The New York State Canal system includes the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals. Spanning 524 miles, the waterway links the Hudson River with the Great Lakes, the Finger Lakes and Lake Champlain. In 2017, the Canal Corporation will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Erie Canal, which occurred in the city of Rome on July 4, 1817.