Usually the Erie Canal is drained of water by this time of the year and I am grateful it is still mostly full. It has gone down 4-6″ so NY State has started the process and it will go down to a mud bottom soon only to return in Spring. Boats have stopped going up and down the Canal probably because the bridge operators are gone and the snow has already come a few times. This morning the sky was so purple in this pre-sunrise time.
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