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PARKS CANADA KEEPING THE ANCHOR DOWN ON 2017 BOATING SEASON
5/17/2017 2:25:42 PM


Boaters are going to have to wait a little while longer to sail down the wild blue yonder, or the Trent Severn Waterway.

The TSW was expected to open for the long weekend, but because of high water levels and flows because of the massive amount of rain we've received over the past couple months, Parks Canada has delayed the start of the 2017 boating season to May 26th.

Until May 26, 2017, the Trent-Severn Waterway and Rideau Canal closed to all boat traffic and all
forms of water-based activities are discouraged.

This closure will most importantly protect boater safety, and help to prevent further shoreline erosion and property damage experienced by local residents and businesses. During this week, Parks Canada will continue to diligently make
adjustments to water flows in order to restore safe conditions in preparation for the navigation
season.

The public are welcome to continue to enjoy the canals' lock stations, which will be fully open to
land-based visitors effective May 19, 2017 and lock staff will be on hand to welcome them.
All visitors are encouraged to always exercise caution around water but especially now with
elevated water levels and flows.
   

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