Public Works and Government Services Canada

Public Works and Government Services Canada

October 03, 2012 16:00 ET

St. Andrews Lock and Dam: Closing Date for 2012 Navigation Season

LOCKPORT, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2012) - The St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed for the season to marine vessels at midnight on October 14, 2012. Navigation through the lock will cease on this date and the lock will reopen in the spring.

Staff will begin raising the dam's control curtains on or soon after October 14. As a result, water levels in 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 water is released. Should winter conditions set in, the curtains will be completely lifted as required.

Owners of vessels, barges and all property on the Red and Assiniboine rivers and their tributaries are hereby advised 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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