Day 6 of Cycling the Erie Canal didn't include too much "canal". Due to the flooding in Herkimer and Mohawk, the route of the cyclists had to be detoured, leaving out just about all the waterfront sections because they are damaged, unsafe or being restored.
Governor Cuomo plans to follow up with the White House after he’s heard nothing about a request he made for federal disaster assistance to aid the Mohawk Valley. Torrential downpours in late June caused extensive flooding. Cuomo returned over the weekend to reassess conditions following the on-going recovery efforts.