Douro Dam at Lock 24 Replacement

Scope of Work

  • Full replacement of the dam
  • Reduce leakage and improve water management capacity
  • Improved safety for operators
  • New log lifter

Status

Active construction

Project Schedule

Construction mobilized in the fall of 2018. The new dam is expected to be complete in winter 2021, with restoration of the site in the summer of that year.

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The previous Douro Dam at Lock 24 was constructed over 90 years ago. The new dam will have a life expectancy of more than 80 years. This dam supports a run of 5 locks that take boaters from Lakefield to Peterborough along the Otonabee River.

Sawers Creek Dam at Lock 25 Replacement

Scope of Work

  • Full replacement of the dam
  • Reduce leakage and improve water management capacity
  • Improved safety for operators
  • New log lifter

Status

Active construction

Project Schedule

Construction mobilized in the spring of 2019. The new dam is expected to be complete in spring 2022, with restoration of the site in the summer of that year.

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The previous Sawers Creek Dam at Lock 25 was constructed over 80 years ago. The new dam will have a life expectancy of more than 80 years. This dam supports a run of 5 locks that take boaters from Lakefield to Peterborough along the Otonabee River.

Burleigh Falls Dam (at Lock 28) Replacement

Scope of Work

  • Full replacement of dam
  • Full replacement of wing wall
  • Improved operator access
  • Improved safety for pedestrians across the dam
  • Increased dam capacity

Status

Construction contract awarded

Project Schedule

Construction is scheduled for completion in late summer of 2024.

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The project at Burleigh Falls was originally scheduled as a rehabilitation project. Following an unsuccessful tender process in the summer of 2019, the decision was made to fully replace the Burleigh Falls Dam.

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See our regional map here for information on completed construction works in this area. For questions or concerns, or to receive email updates, please contact us at Ont.TrentSevern@pc.gc.ca and include “Peterborough County” in the subject heading, or reference a specific project.