TIO and Q4: Iroquois Dam Recreational Boater’s Gate closed
Received this message on Sunday August 13th: I was off this past week, but I understand that the gates are and will continue to be at the lower position for your tournament. There is approximately 6 inches or 15 cm of drop in water levels through the gates currently owing to the high flows in the river. This is why OPG chose not to lift them to their navigable setting. Rob Caldwell Manager, Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Regulation Office Environment and Climate Change Canada Chef, Bureau de la régularisation des Grand Lacs et du Saint-Laurent Environnement et Changement climatique Canada Tel: 613-938-5864
Please be advised that the navigable level passage at the Iroquois Dam is currently closed. And is likely to remain closed for the foreseeable future based on the official notification from Ontario Hydro. Subsequently anglers participating in Renegade Bass Tournaments which include the 2017 Thousand Islands Open out of Rockport and Qualifier # 4 out of Morrisburg may NOT attempt to navigate beyond the Iroquois Dam until further notice. This also includes locking which is disallowed in all Renegade Bass events.