Replacement of Horseshoe Lake Dam | Minden Hills  

Initially this project was announced as a major rehabilitation, however, upon more in depth inspection it was determined that a full replacement is required. The 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. Work will include demolition of the existing dam and reconstruction of a new concrete dam. The new dam will fall within a similar area of the existing structure, and will be upgraded to improve public safety.

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


Rehabilitation or 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 dams at Drag Lake will undergo a major rehabilitation beginning in the fall of 2016. 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 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.


Rehabilitation or 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. Further investigation will be conducted to determine the full extent of work that is required and the type of dam that would be constructed.


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)