John Day Lock Closes for Repairsby 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.
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