Information Bulletin - Trent-Severn Waterway Update



    PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Superintendent of the
Trent-Severn Waterway advises that a promising weather forecast will allow
more sections of the canal system to open based on the following schedule:

    
    - May 22 - Lock 19 in Peterborough to Lock 30 known as Lovesick will
      open.
    - May 23 - Lock 1 in Trenton to Lock 18 in Hastings will open.
    - May 23 - Lock 42 to Lock 45 in Port Severn will also open.
    

    As of Saturday, through navigation will be possible from Lake Ontario to
Georgian Bay.
    A heavy rainfall event over the next few days could disrupt the above
schedule and result in closures but it does not look likely at the present
time. Boaters transiting over long portions of the Waterway should plan
accordingly.
    Boaters should exercise care when out on the water. Areas above and below
water control dams should be avoided due to strong currents and navigation
buoys may be out of position or partially submerged. Boaters may experience
some operational delays at the open lock stations as a result of Waterway
staff having to make adjustments at nearby dams.
    Parks Canada will continue to monitor and manage water levels along the
Trent-Severn Waterway and is working closely with other Agencies to
communicate public safety information to the general public.

    Further bulletins will be issued if necessary.

    (Also available on the Internet at www.pc.gc.ca/trent under What's New.)




For further information:

For further information: Mike Jamieson, Acting Director, Canal
Operations, Trent-Severn Waterway, (705) 750-4900; Dave Ness, Water Control
Engineer, Trent-Severn Waterway, (705) 750-4900


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