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Rideau Canal – Lower Brewers waste weir

Water levels along the Rideau Canal are controlled largely by overflow dams or retaining dams that include a waste weir. A waste weir provides a means of removing excess water from the canal and provides a means of draining a … Continue reading

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More below the dam

Two more images from my adventures along the banks of the Trent below Trent Severn Waterway control dam 1. Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB  

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Something fishy on the Trent

For some reason people like to fish from the top of dams, while standing outside the safety rails on dams, and directly downstream of dams. It’s not something I would do as I know how dangerous dams can be, and … Continue reading

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A minute on the Trent

  A bit of video shot while poking about the ruins of the old sawmill on the Trent, downstream of Control Dam 1. While I was able to explore much of this area due to the abnormally low water levels … Continue reading

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A Quinte West moment

The trail leading past the Quinte West fire training facility and the water plant is one of my favourite places to escape the concrete and pavement that goes hand in hand with urban life. I suppose that’s a bit ironic … Continue reading

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