Info-Work: Burleigh Falls Dam Replacement– Construction Update

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

July 23, 2021, Peterborough, ON – Parks Canada advises that the Burleigh Falls Dam replacement project has been deferred until further notice.

While the dam is in poor condition and is in need of replacement, recent engineering inspections have concluded that the dam does not pose any imminent risk to public safety. Parks Canada will continue to monitor the dam in the interest of public safety and actively address any issues.

In the interim, Parks Canada will continue work on Indigenous consultations and stakeholder engagement related to the project, the supporting baseline environmental studies and the completion of the Detailed Impact Assessment and fisheries plan.

The Government of Canada is investing over $615 million to support infrastructure work on the Trent-Severn Waterway as part of the largest federal infrastructure plan in the history of Parks Canada.


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