Increased flows from Erie Canal to Oak Orchard and Sandy Creeks
According to the DEC's recent press release:
New York State Canal Corporation will be releasing more water into Lake Ontario tributaries this Fall to improve recreational fishing opportunities. This is a pilot program that is being tested for the first time this year. The program will provide increased base flows on Oak Orchard Creek and Sandy Creek through early November. Then during November and December, there will be two periods of increased flows in all Lake Ontario tributaries connected to the canal system. More information about the enhanced flows pilot program can be found here.
The pamphlet indicates there were increased releases in Oak Orchard and Sandy starting October 1.