Posts Categorized: Trent-Severn Waterway

Warsaw Road Swing Bridge

From Parks Canada: May 27, 2021, Peterborough, ON – Parks Canada would like to provide the public with information regarding the completion of the Warsaw Road Swing Bridge on Parkhill Road East in Peterborough. The bridge has been closed over the winter months for a full replacement of the steel swing bridge structure, repairs to… Read more »

Opening of Municipal Boat Launches

On May 14, 2020, the Province of Ontario made an announcement regarding the Framework for Reopening our Province. In light of that announcement, the Crowe’s Landing Wharf and the McCracken’s Landing Wharf will be open for public use as of Friday, May 15, 2020. Municipal staff will be removing the construction barrels and will be… Read more »

Starry Stonewort – Collective Action Now will Minimize Long-term Costs & Impacts

Starry Stonewort is an extremely aggressive, fastspreading macro alga. It has been spreading throughout the Trent-Severn Waterway for several years and is now in Ston(e)y Lake. From a few small patches identified in the summer of 2017 it is now in areas of Gilchrist Bay, The Lost Channel and in areas of the Big Duck… Read more »

Annual Fall Dam Draw Down

Otonabee Conservation will be conducting the annual fall dam draw down in the Otonabee Region watershed on or after October 15, 2019. Shoreline residents can expect changing water levels above and below structures including the Warsaw Dam. For more information please read the Media Release: Annual Fall Dam Draw Down to happen after Thanksgiving long… Read more »

Trent-Severn Waterway 2019 Navigation Season Start Delayed Until May 24, 2019

From the Information Bulletin: Trent-Severn Waterway 2019 Navigation Season Start Delayed Until May 24, 2019: “Due to unsafe boating conditions, Parks Canada is delaying the start of the 2019 navigation season for the Trent-Severn Waterway until Friday, May 24, 2019. Above normal snowpack in some areas and significant precipitation system-wide have resulted in extreme high… Read more »

Flood Warning

Please take note of the Flood Advisory issued by Otonabee Conservation. From Otonabee Conservation’s website: “The forecasted rainfall (over the next 5 days) combined with the current above normal flows on all local rivers and creeks may result in water exceeding the banks, causing significant pooling / ponding in low lying areas and historical flood-prone… Read more »

Spring Maintenance for Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

From the Parks Canada Information Bulletin (pdf – 161KB) dated March 29, 2019: In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of our swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2019 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and… Read more »

Spring Maintenance for Trent-Severn Waterway Bridges

In the coming weeks, Parks Canada will be conducting spring maintenance at some of their swing bridges and sites along the Trent-Severn Waterway, in preparation for the 2018 navigation season. This includes preventative maintenance tasks like washing and greasing swing bridges and conducting visual inspections to ensure their safe operation. Parks Canada Temporary Bridge Closures… Read more »

Trent – Severn Waterway Lock Opening Update

Please be advised that all lock stations on the Trent – Severn Waterway from Lock 19 Scott Mills to Lock 45 Port Severn inclusive, as well as the Murray Canal, will open effective today! Received from: Dale MacEachern External Relations Manager, Ontario Waterways Parks Canada / Government of Canada