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By signing up for Canal Notices and Alerts, boaters can receive the latest information
about Canal openings/closures, water levels, construction and other elements affecting
navigation on the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Residents, businesses,
and other stakeholders around and downstream of Hinckley Reservoir can also be notified
when changes to discharge rates from the reservoir, or into the Nine Mile Feeder,
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NOTICE: Effective November 1, 2009, New York State Vehicle and
Traffic Law Section 1225-d prohibits the operator of a motor vehicle from using
any portable electronic device while such vehicle is in motion. In this regard,
portable electronic device includes, but is not limited to, cell phones, personal
digital assistants, handheld devices with mobile data access, laptop computers,
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The New York State Canal Corporation (Canal Corporation) provides these Notices
and Alerts as a public service planning tool. The Canal Corporation endeavors to
publish the most accurate, up-to-date information available. However, because canal
conditions change rapidly, the Canal Corporation cannot and does not guarantee the
accuracy of this information. There are often delays between the time an incident
occurs and the time it is reported to the Canal Corporation and posted to the Canal
Notices and Alerts information system. Also, incidents may exist that have not yet
been reported to the Canal Corporation. Therefore, these Notices and Alerts are
intended for general information purposes and the Canal Corporation advises all
receivers of these Notices and Alerts that they should not be relied upon without
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and recipients of these Notices and Alerts expressly agree not to make any charges
or claims for, damages or losses of any kind arising out of receipt or inability
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content, or any computer or software problems experienced in association with these
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for receivers of these Notices and Alerts.
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Receivers of these Notices and Alerts shall not sell, use in any process for value
added product, or otherwise distribute for profit in any form, any portion of these
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permission of the Canal Corporation.
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