Information Bulletin - Public Safety Bulletin - Trent-Severn Waterway

    PETERBOROUGH, ON, May 15 /CNW Telbec/ - In light of the first long
weekend of the summer, the Superintendent of the Trent-Severn Waterway
cautions the general public that extremely dangerous fast water conditions
exist in many sections of the canal system. Water currents above and below
control dams are very strong and very dangerous, and many rivers are high and
fast flowing. The water is also very cold at this time of year.
    Boaters need to operate with extreme care when on the waterway and become
aware of area water conditions before heading out.
    A special note of caution - the lock valves at Lock 42 near Washago are
open and generating fast currents above and below this lock.
    Parents are asked to warn children to stay well away from riverbanks and
canal control structures.
    Parks Canada will continue to monitor and manage water levels along the
Trent-Severn Waterway on a daily basis this weekend and is working closely
with other Agencies to communicate public safety information to the general

    Further advisories will be issued as necessary.

For further information:

For further information: Mike Jamieson, Acting Director, Canal
Operations, Trent-Severn Waterway, (705) 750-4900; Dwight Blythe, Acting
Superintendent, Trent-Severn Waterway, (705) 750-4900; (Also available on the
Internet at under What's New.)

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