Cornwall – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is advising users of the St. Lawrence River that the navigational gates at the Iroquois control dam have been reopened and are once again available for recreational boat passage.
OPG required temporary closure of the gates at the Iroquois control dam to mitigate excessive high flows downstream where the Ottawa River drains into the St. Lawrence River. Current conditions allow for the gates to be raised. A reminder to the public that the gates allocated for recreational use must be navigated with extreme caution at all times.
This notification is in accordance with the operating regulations of the International Lake Ontario – St. Lawrence River Board.
OPG would like to remind all users of the river to take every precaution and obey all signage around dams and generating stations. To learn more about water safety, please visit opg.com/watersafety.