DESCRIPTION: A channel 600 ft. wide, New York City to Kingston, thence 400 ft. wide to 2,200 ft. south of the Mall (Dunn) Bridge at Albany and anchorages near Hudson and Stuyvesant, all with depths of 32 ft. in soft material and 34 ft. in rock; thence 27 ft. deep and 400 ft. wide, 900 ft. south of the Mall (Dunn) Bridge: thence 14 ft. deep and generally 400 ft. wide, to the Federal Lock at Troy; and thence 14 ft. deep, 200 ft. wide, to the southern limit of the State Barge Canal at Waterford: with widening at bends and widenings in front of the cities of Troy and Albany to form harbors 12 ft. deep. Length - N.Y.C. to Waterford about 155 miles. The removal of the State Dam at Troy. The construction of a lock and dam at Troy about 2.5 miles below Waterford.
AUTHORIZATION: House Document 719, 81st Congress, 2nd Session (Jun 1910) and modified by House Document 350, 88th Cong., 1st Session (Mar 1925); House Document 210, 70th Cong., 1st Session (Jul 1930); SD 155, 72nd Cong., 2nd Session (Aug 1935); House Document 572, 75th Cong., 3rd Session (Jun 1930); and PL 780, 83rd Cong., 2nd Session (Sep 1954).
STATUS: The Troy Navigation Lock has operated annually since 1916. In FY 2012, the Troy Lock’s Level of Service was found to be compliant with USACE national standardized Levels of Service established for the Inland Marine Transportation System. The Lock’s four miter gates were replaced during the Winter 2017-2018 lock closure. Further adjustments to the gates occurred during Winter 2018-2019. In FY 2019, the 5-Year Periodic Inspection of the Lock and Dam determined the need for repairs and found deficiencies in the hydraulic system used to operate the lock gates which will lead to increased wear and tear on the gates and potential failure of the Lock’s operating equipment if left uncorrected.
FY2021 funding required to perform ongoing routine operations & maintenance activities at the Troy Lock, repair the security camera system and conduct a safety inspection of the Lock’s three pedestrian bridges.
FY2022 funds are requested to perform minimum work associated with providing facility security to ensure public safety and protect USACE’s infrastructure and assets; minimum maintenance of lock and dam infrastructure required to maintain the navigation pool including required administrative and technical support; and operate the Troy navigation lock at minimum level of service IAW USACE guidance, and perform essential maintenance required to keep the facility operational.
FUNDING: Estimated annual federal cost is $2,925,000.
CONTACT: Laura Lozon, Project Engineer
Phone: (518) 273-0870
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District,
Albany Field Office
1 Bond Street
Troy, NY 12180
Congressional Districts: NY #19, 20 and 21