Burleigh Falls Dam Replacement, Trent-Severn Waterway - Public Comments Invited From 02 March to 01 April 2020

02 march 2020 – Parks Canada must decide whether the proposed Burleigh Falls Dam Replacement, Trent-Severn Waterway, located in Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.  Parks Canada will be assessing this project using a detailed impact assessment.

To help inform this decision, the Parks Canada is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.  

In order to submit comments or request a copy of the detailed impact assessment contact: 

Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site

P.O. Box 567

Peterborough, ON, K9J 6Z6

Telephone: 705-750-4900 or 1-888-773-8888

Fax: 705-742-9644

Email: Ont.Trentsevern@pc.gc.ca


Comments must be submitted by 01 april 2020


Project Summary

The project involves a complete replacement of the dam at Burleigh Falls, constructing a new dam 0.5 m downstream of the existing structure and demolition of the old dam. Work involves preliminary repairs to the current dam so it can be used as an upstream cofferdam. A downstream cofferdam will be constructed in order to complete the works. The project will be completed in 2 stages, one half at a time, as not to affect water levels or total discharge. There will be a permanent PCA access road to the dam from the North parking lot. The work includes ancillary activities such as clearing for laydown area and temporary facilities such as site trailers, sediment treatment structures and storage and concrete wash areas.


The project has been referred to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for review. At parks Canada, this project will be assessed with a Detailed Impact Assessment.

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