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John Day Lock Closes for Repairs

by Staff
Lewiston Tribune, October 19, 2003

THE DALLES, Ore. -- River traffic on the Columbia River will be temporarily stalled for preparatory repair work at the John Day navigation lock.

The lock will be closed to all river traffic between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday, Friday, Oct. 27, Oct. 31, Nov. 3 and Nov. 7. The locks will reopen to commercial river traffic at 8 p.m.

No recreational boats will be passed through the locks during each closure. The winter lockage schedule for recreational boats provides for upstream lockages at 8 and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Downstream lockages are at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The dam was completed in 1968 and spans the Columbia River from Washington to Oregon, about 25 miles east of The Dalles and 215 miles upstream from the Pacific Ocean.

John Day Lock Closes for Repairs
Lewiston Tribune, October 19, 2003

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