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.


@connortrembley
connor.trembley@castlegarnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

castlegar

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Columbia Avenue and Hwy 3 hot spots for crashes in Castlegar

In 2019, there were 624 accidents in Castlegar and 3047 over the last five years.

Nelson’s American sister city faces COVID-19 culture war

In Sandpoint, Idaho, wearing a mask is about Black Lives Matter, gun rights, and COVID-19

UPDATE: Body of Slocan River drowning victim recovered

The man was swimming near Winlaw on Wednesday.

July Kootenay real estate sales at record high

Sales and prices of Kootenay real estate on the rise

Nelson’s SMRT1 Technologies to provide vending tech to Vancouver company

UpMeals will launch 22 machines across Canada using SMRT1’s personalized machines

B.C. records 30-50 new COVID-19 cases a day over weekend, no new deaths

Many of those testing positive were identified by contact tracing for being linked to other confirmed infections

Five B.C. First Nations call out Canada for ‘discriminatory’ food fish practices

West Coast nations say government ignoring court-won right to chinook and coho

Rent-relief program becomes new front in fight between Liberals, opposition

Opposition trying to draw parallels between decision to have Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. run program and the WE controversy

Ottawa sets minimum unemployment rate at 13.1% for EI calculation

Statistics Canada says the unemployment rate was 10.9 per cent in July

$45K in donations received after couple’s sudden death in Tulameen

Sarah MacDermid, 31, and Casey Bussiere, 37, died August long weekend

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Internet-famous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and more

Battle of Fairy Creek: blockade launched to save Vancouver Island old-growth

‘Forest Defenders’ occupy road to prevent logging company from reaching Port Renfrew-area watershed

COVID-19 could mean curtains for film and TV extras

Background performers worry they’re being replaced by mannequins on film and TV sets

Most Read