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Parks Canada to partially reopen locks along Trent-Severn Waterway

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After several weeks of partial closures, Parks Canada has decided to reopen the locks along the Trent-Severn Waterway that have been closed to boaters due to high water levels caused by significant precipitation.

Since June 10, locks 1-19 and 22-27 have been closed to boaters due to safety concerns, shoreline erosion, and property damage.

According to Parks Canada conditions have shifted and now permit the reopening of the locks on June 24 at 9 a.m. Boaters are encouraged to lower their speed to limit their wake.

As Parks Canada cycles water through the Severn River, locks 42-45 will be closed outside of operating hours: Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday to Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

For the most up-to-date information, boaters can turn to the @TSWBoaterInfo Twitter account.

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