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For Release: Friday, August 9, 2019

DEC Notifies Public of Construction on Spider Creek Culvert

Temporary Closure of Waterway Passage Between Follensby Clear Pond and Fish Creek Pond to Begin This Month

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is notifying the public of construction on the Spider Creek culvert that provides waterway passage between Follensby Clear Pond and Fish Creek Pond in the Saranac Lake Wild Forest.

Beginning mid-August 2019, the New York State Department of Transportation will replace the culvert on State Route 30 at Spider Creek, a popular route for paddlers. During construction, paddlers will not be able to pass through the culvert. The culvert will be closed through November 2019.

A temporary carry to bypass the culvert will be established, but paddlers should consider using alternate canoe routes that avoid the use of the Spider Creek culvert entirely.

Parking will be available at the nearby water access site, but the northern entrance will be blocked. The parking area may be congested on holiday and weekends.

For information on alternate paddling routes, visit the DEC website.

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