While the heavy rains in central and northern New York caused flooding last week, the region's state parks, for the most part, are up and running.
That's good news with the busy Independence Day holiday weekend upon us.
While a handful of state parks in central New York were forced to close their gates last week when heavy rains caused flooding, state parks office spokesman Randy Simons says all but one site has reopened.
The site that's still closed is the boat launch on Canadarago Lake in Otsego County.
A new global observation technology has been developed to help recreational boaters on the St. Lawrence River.
This new tool, developed by New York Sea Grant and the Great Lakes Observing System, allows recreational boaters to access information about the river's current as well as water depth. Dave White with New York Sea Grant explained how this technology works.