St. Andrews Lock and Dam to Close for the Season

Lockport Fishing
A fisherman casts his line in Lockport, Manitoba in this file photo. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

The St. Andrews Lock and Dam north of Winnipeg will close for the season at midnight on October 18.

Navigation through the lock will cease to all marine vessels and will reopen in the spring.

Staff will begin raising the dam’s control curtains water levels in the Red and Assiniboine rivers, in the vicinity of Winnipeg and north to Lockport, will be lowered gradually over the next two to three weeks.

The federal government says should winter conditions set in, the curtains will be completely lifted as required.

Anyone who owns a vessel, barge or property along the rivers and their tributaries are advised to protect their property.

— Staff


Pssst, while you're here... is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!

Support ?

Sports Highlights