LOCKPORT, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Sept. 28, 2016) - The St. Andrews Lock and Dam will be closed to marine vessels for the season as of midnight on October 14, 2016. Navigation through the lock will cease on this date, and the lock will reopen in the spring.

Staff will begin raising the dam's control curtains on, or soon after, this date. As a result, water levels in the Red and Assiniboine rivers, in the vicinity of the city of Winnipeg and north to Lockport, will be lowered gradually over the next 2 to 3 weeks as the water is released. Should winter conditions set in, the curtains will be completely lifted as required.

Owners of vessels, barges and all property on the Red and Assiniboine rivers and their tributaries are hereby advised to protect their property.

The gated areas below the dam may be closed due to high, turbulent waters and dangerous currents, inclement weather or operational requirements. Once closed, these areas will remain closed until the spring.

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