Chittenden Locks to Close 4 Hours on May 15th

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#1 May 14, 2018 - 10:41am

Chittenden Locks to Close 4 Hours on May 15th

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks to close 4 hours

8 a.m. to noon May 15, 2018


The large and small locks will close to all marine traffic four hours, 8 a.m. to noon, May 15 to inspect and close a saltwater drain screen structure.


The structure, immediately upstream of the locks, prevents salmon from entering the locks’ saltwater return intake. Every year at this time divers close 10, 10-foot-by-6-foot doors and inspect the 30-by-60 foot curved-front, mesh screen structure.


The inspections require Lock closures to all but emergency vessels on emergency calls. The staff will complete work as quickly and safely as possible.


Questions may be directed to Lockmasters Larry Meyer or Vickie Shepard, at 206-789-2622 ext. 230, or Public Affairs Officer Bill Dowell, at 206-764-3464.


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