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South Mills Lock
District announces procedures for safe lockings during COVID-19 pandemic
Effective March 31, the locks at Deep Creek, Virginia, and South Mills, North Carolina, returned to their normal operating schedule to accommodate vessels using the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway's Dismal Swamp Canal.
Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway route closed for gate restoration
SOUTH MILLS, N.C. – Due to required maintenance, the Dismal Swamp Canal on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between North Carolina and Virginia has been temporarily shut off to vessel traffic.
Dismal Swamp Canal scheduled to reopen in September
The Dismal Swamp Canal is scheduled to reopen to vessel traffic by the end of September, with the Lake Drummond Reservation and Feeder Ditch opening to canoes and kayaks on August 18, officials said.
Corps announces timeline to reopen Dismal Swamp Canal
Officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have announced a goal of opening the Dismal Swamp Canal to its full 6-foot depth later this summer.
Great Bridge Lock reopens to vessel traffic
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal reopened this afternoon after a two-day closure to vessel traffic to replace lock gates.
Great Bridge Lock to close temporarily to replace lock gates
The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from noon Feb. 19 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20 to replace the set of lock gates.
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