TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE TEMPORARY NAVIGATION CLOSURE FROM LOCK 1 TO LOCK 27

Issued: October 01, 2021

(PETERBOROUGH, ON – September 30, 2021) – As a result of the current high water level and flow conditions and in the interests of safety, the area of the Trent-Severn Waterway from Lock 1 Trenton to Lock 27 Young’s Point (excluding Locks 20 Ashburnham and Lock 21 Peterborough Lift Lock) will remain closed to recreational boat traffic until the morning of Saturday, October 2. Please stay off the water in this area and away from dams and the waters edge.

Lockage in this area will be available on Saturday, October 2 for the purpose of allowing boaters to clear the system. Boaters currently in this area are requested to contact Trent-Severn Waterway operations (705-750-4517) who will coordinate and facilitate your exit from the system.

The system in this area will then close again on Sunday, October 3. We are working towards reopening navigation in this area for the Thanksgiving Weekend, pending suitable water levels and flows. We will provide an update on this on Wednesday, October 6.

These closures will allow the Trent-Severn Waterway team to continue to move water to address high levels and flows caused by recent rain and to create capacity to absorb the forecasted rain expected over the weekend. Our goal is to create safe conditions on the waterway that will allow us to return to normal operations as soon as possible. Please continue to follow us on social media at @TrentSevernNHS for the latest.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

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Information:
Carly Wallace
Public Relations and Communications Officer
Parks Canada
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site of Canada
249-387-0519
carly.wallace@pc.gc.ca