Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

October 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Notice/St. Andrews Lock and Dam, Lockport, Manitoba: Closing Date for 2010 Navigation Season

LOCKPORT, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2010) - St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed for the season to marine vessels at midnight, October 14, 2010. Navigation through the lock will be discontinued on this date and reopen in the spring.

Staff will begin raising the dam's control curtains on or soon after this date. As a result, water levels of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, in the vicinity of the City of Winnipeg and north to Lockport, will be lowered gradually over the next two to three weeks as the dam is removed. Should winter conditions set in, the dam will be completely removed as required.

Owners of vessels, barges and all property on the Red and Assiniboine rivers and their tributaries are hereby notified to protect their property.

The gated areas below the dam may be closed due to high, turbulent waters and dangerous currents, inclement weather or operational requirements. Once closed, these areas will remain closed until the spring.

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