The Columbia River treaty dam became operational in 1968 and helps to mitigate the threat of flooding in B.C., Washington and Oregon. Contributed photo

Lock at Keenleyside Dam near Castlegar to open on May 23

The navigational lock will be open every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

The navigational lock at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam is scheduled to open on May 23 for recreational use, according to B.C. Hydro.

The navigational lock will be open every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m and will continue to be free for properly equipped watercraft.

The navigational lock has been closed since April 28 due to maintenance.

BC Hydro said the Navlock viewing area on the south side of the dam will also open on May 23.

READ MORE: BC Hydro funds four legacy projects to compensate for closure of Hugh L. Keenleyside deck

The Buckley Campground near Trail, another BC Hydro recreational site, also opened up on May 22 for day-use only.


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