Replacement of Horseshoe Lake Dam | Minden Hills  

The Horseshoe Lake Dam will be fully replaced with a new dam that respects the historic look of the site and has a life expectancy of more than 80 years. The new dam will include improvements to the physical condition and stability of the dam, its hydraulic capacity, public and operator safety, site access, and mechanical equipment. 


Kennisis Lake Dam Replacement | North of West Guilford, municipality of Haliburton Highlands

The Kennisis Lake Dam was originally constructed in 1873, and was fully replaced in 2015/2016. The new Kennisis Lake Dam is expected to have an estimated lifespan of 80-100 years.  

December 6, 2016 - Community Update: Kennisis Lake Dam - Additional Work at Site (PDF, 301 KB)
May 20, 2016
- Update: Work at Kennisis Lake Dam
May 13, 2016 - Work at Kennisis Lake Dam


Replacement of Twelve Mile Lake Dam | Minden Hills

Parks Canada will replace the Twelve Mile Lake Dam with one that improves both public safety and operator efficiency. The replacement will include shifting the spillways eastward to enhance the dam’s capacity to pass water, improvements to its abutments and surrounding embankments, new guardrails, safety booms, and increased signage. 


Rehabilitation or replacement of Long Lake Dam | Dysart et al

Long Lake Dam will undergo a major rehabilitation or replacement. The project will include concrete repairs along the dam and the wingwalls and other repairs, as will be identified through further investigation. In addition, enhancements to public safety will be undertaken through the installation of such measures as improved guard rails, increased signage, safety booms and metal gain covers.


Rehabilitation of Drag Lake Dams | Dysart et al

The Drag Lake Dams include two concrete dams (north and south) on both sides of a small island, each with extended concrete wing walls branching off of both sides of the operable sluice. A project was completed in 2017 / 2018 to rehabilitate the concrete of the northern dam’s main structure and wing walls. The work also included enhancements to public safety through the installation of safer guard rails, increased signage, safety booms and metal gain covers. 


Rehabilitation or replacement of Elliot Falls Dam | Municipality of Haliburton Highlands

Elliot Falls Dam will undergo a major rehabilitation or replacement. The project will include concrete repairs and other repairs, as will be identified through further investigation. Mechanization is being considered for the Elliot Falls Dam to further enhance water management capabilities. In addition, enhancements to public safety will be undertaken through the installation of such measures as improved guard rails, increased signage, safety booms and metal gain covers.

October 3, 2016 - Investigative Drilling at Elliot Falls Dam


Rehabilitation or replacement of Esson Lake Dam | Municipality of Haliburton Highlands

Esson Lake Dam will undergo a major rehabilitation or replacement. The project will include concrete repairs on the dam, abutments and wingwalls and other repairs, as will be identified through further investigation. In addition, enhancements to public safety will be undertaken through the installation of such measures as improved guard rails, increased signage, safety booms and metal gain covers.


Rehabilitation or replacement of Canning Lake Dam | Minden Hills

Canning Lake Dam will undergo a major rehabilitation or replacement. The project will include concrete repairs on the dam, abutments and wingwalls and other repairs, as will be identified through further investigation. In addition, enhancements to public safety will be undertaken through the installation of such measures as improved guard rails, increased signage, safety booms and metal gain covers.


Replacement of Red Pine Dam | Dysart et al

The current Red Pine Dam is constructed using timber cribbing in a style of construction that was common up until the late 1800s. This project will undertake a full replacement of the dam with one that is of concrete construction, and comprised of two sluices for optimization of water management capabilities at this location.


Rehabilitation of Kushog Lake Dam | Algonquin Highlands

The Kushog Lake Dam will undergo a rehabilitation. The project will include concrete repairs along the dam and the culvert passing beneath the roadway bridge. Further investigation is required to determine the full extent of work that is required. In addition, enhancements to public safety will be undertaken through the installation of such measures as improved guard rails, increased signage, safety booms and metal gain covers.


Haliburton Sector Concrete Rehabilitation (Various Dams)

Concrete rehabilitation will be completed on 17 dams throughout the Haliburton sector of the Trent-Severn Waterway including: Halls Lake, Big Hawk Lake, Little Brother Lake, Big Bob Lake, Little Bob Lake, Gull Lake (both Dam 1 and 2), Drag Lake (North and South), Loon Lake, White Lake, Percy Lake, Gooderham Lake, Oblong Lake, Redstone Lake (the East dam), Moore Lake (the Norland Dam), Jacks Lake and Eagle (Moose) Lake, as well as the Scotts Mills Dam on the Mississagua River.

November 1, 2017 - Community Update: Upcoming Work at Site(503 KB)
June 28, 2017
- Info-Work: Pedestrian Bridge at Buttermilk Falls to be Closed (82.2 KB)
May 29, 2017 - Community Update: Installation of Dam Railings (PDF, 347 KB)
March 30, 2017 - Community Update: Update on Repairs (PDF, 325 KB)
January 10, 2017 - Community Update: Loon Lake Dam - Repair Work Progressing Well (PDF, 436 KB)