FILE PHOTO: Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Columbia River near Castlegar. Hydro is reminding river users of closures to the navigational lock.

FILE PHOTO: Hugh Keenleyside Dam on the Columbia River near Castlegar. Hydro is reminding river users of closures to the navigational lock.

Hydro reminds Columbia River users of navigational lock closures

Planned closures necessary to complete upgrades on Hugh Keenleyside Dam.

BC Hydro is reminding users of the Columbia River that the Navigational Lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam will be closed from Saturday, September 28 to Saturday, October 19 inclusive.

“This closure is necessary to undertake significant infrastructure upgrades which will ensure the long-term, reliable and safe operation of the Navigational Lock,” said Mary Anne Coules, stakeholder engagement advisor in a release.

This is the third of four outages required to complete upgrades on the Navigational Lock, which will also be out of service from Friday, November 15 to Monday, November 25.

The release noted that the closure dates are subject to change.