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Trent-Severn Waterway locks reopening

Parks Canada had announced partial closures due to high precipitation levels
Trent-Severn Waterway

Parks Canada announces that conditions are favourable to allow for the reopening of the Trent-Severn Waterway for daytime navigation starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 24.

Since June 1, the Trent-Severn’s watersheds have received significant amounts of precipitation, prompting Parks Canada to close some lockstations in the interest of public safety.

For residents and boaters along the Severn River, flows will continue to increase outside of navigation hours until further notice. The public should consider these overnight flows as non-navigable.

The increased flows overnight are the result of water management dam adjustments to address the higher-than-normal water levels caused by the recent precipitation.

While water levels and flows are on the decline, residents and visitors should continue to exercise extreme caution both on and around the water. All boaters are strongly encouraged to lower their speed to limit their wash and wake.

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