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Fort Frances Canal   (5 Gates here)
Date   ActionGates
Closed
Gates
Open
2016-07-21CLOSED 2 CANAL GATES - ALL GATES CLOSED50
2016-07-19 32
2016-06-26Opened 5 canal gates.05
2016-06-22CLOSED 3 CANAL GATES (0 CANAL GATES REMAIN OPEN) -50
2016-06-20 23
2016-06-17OPEN 2 CANAL GATES - ALL CANAL GATES NOW OPEN05
2016-06-16Outflow increase23
2016-05-12CLOSED 3 CANAL GATES (0 CANAL GATES REMAIN OPEN) -50
2016-05-09CLOSED 2 canal Gates (3 Canal Gates remain OPEN)23
2016-04-25Opened Canal Gates 4 and 505
2016-04-24Opened Canal gates 1,2 & 323
2016-01-04CLOSED ONE CANAL GATE - ALL GATES CLOSED50
2015-12-28CLOSED ONE CANAL GATE41
2015-12-172 Canal gates OPEN & 0 Dam gates OPEN32
2015-12-021 Canal gate OPEN & 0 Dam gates OPEN41
2015-11-273 Canal gates OPEN 0 dam gates OPEN23
2015-11-195 Canal gates OPEN05
2015-07-240 Canal gates OPEN & 0 dam gates OPEN50
2015-07-211 Canal gate OPEN & 0 Dam Gates OPEN41
2015-07-133 Canal gates OPEN & 0 Dam Gate OPEN23
2015-07-08All 15 gates closed50
2015-07-062 canal gates closed32
2015-07-034 Canal Gates Open & 0 Dam Gates Open14
2015-06-125 Canal Gate Open & 0 Dam Gates Open05
2015-06-104 Canal Gates Open & 0 Dam Gates Open14
2015-06-082 Canal Gate Open & 0 Dam Gates Open32
2014-08-08Closing of 5 canal gates50
2014-05-07All 5 CANAL gates open05
2014-05-05Gates 2,3,4,5 Open04
2014-04-30Gates 4 and 5 Opened02
2013-07-29All Gates CLOSED50
2013-07-26Gates 2,3,4,5 Opened14
2013-07-08Closed one gate50
2013-07-051 gate closed; Currently open:1 gate 85% 1 gate 5%41
2013-07-042 canal gates closed23
2013-05-203 canal gates opened05
2013-05-162 canal gates opened32
2012-07-19Remaining 1 canal gate closed50
2012-07-181 canal gate closed41
2012-07-131 canal gate closed32
2012-07-062 canal gates closed23
2012-07-032 canal gates opened05
2012-06-292 canal gates closed23
2012-06-11Remaining 2 canal gates opened.05
2012-06-02One gate opened23
2012-05-312 gates opened32
2012-05-25Closed 2 remaining open gates.50
2012-05-24Opened 2 gates.32
2012-05-03Closed remaining two canal gates.50
2012-05-02Closed two canal gates32
2012-04-261 canal gate opened14
2012-04-252 canal gates opened23
2012-04-23Opened one canal sluice.41
2011-05-25Last canal gate closed.50
2011-05-241 gate closed41
2011-05-19Closed 1 gate.32
2011-05-132 canal gates closed23
2011-05-061 canal gate opened05
2011-05-031 canal gate closed14
2011-04-123 canal gates opened05
2011-04-112 canal gates opened32

Fort Frances Main Dam   (10 Gates here)
Date   ActionGates
Closed
Gates
Open
2017-08-01Closed 3 Dam Gates100
2017-07-11Open 1 dam gate (3 dam open, 0 canal open)73
2017-07-04Closed 2 Dam gates82
2017-06-26Opened 2 dam gates64
2017-06-19 82
2017-06-08Closed 1 Dam Gate. All gates closed.00
2017-05-16Open 1 dam gate (1 dam open, 0 canal open)91
2017-03-16Closed 1 Dam Gate. All gates closed.100
2017-03-06 91
2017-03-06 91
2017-01-20Closed 1 dam gate. All gates closed.100
2017-01-10 91
2016-07-143 dam gates closed (0 dam open 5 canal open)100
2016-07-13Closed 3 dam gates (3 dam open 5 canal open)73
2016-07-082 dam gates opened (6 dam and 5 canal open)46
2016-07-05Opened 1 Dam Gate. (5 Canal & 4 Dam Gates OPEN)64
2016-06-27Opened 3 dam gates73
2016-05-17Open 1 dam gate (1 dam open, 0 canal open)91
2015-11-275 Canal Gates OPEN100
2015-11-195 Canal gates OPEN & 4 dam gates OPEN64
2015-06-305 Canal Gate Open & 0 Dam Gates Open100
2015-06-245 Canal Gate Open & 1 Dam Gates Open91
2015-06-245 Canal Gate Open & 0 Dam Gates Open100
2015-06-225 Canal Gate Open & 4 Dam Gates Open64
2015-06-175 Canal Gate Open & 2 Dam Gates Open82
2015-06-155 Canal Gates Open & 2 Dam Gates Open82
2015-06-155 Canal Gate Open & 0 Dam Gates Open100
2014-08-14All gates closed100
2014-08-130 Canal Gates Open & 2 Dam Gates Open82
2014-08-120 Canal Gates Open & 5 Dam Gates Open55
2014-08-110 Canal Gates Open & 8 Dam Gates Open28
2014-08-085 Canal Gates Closed & 10 Canal Gates Open010
2014-06-175 Canal Gates Open & 8 Dam Gates Open28
2014-06-17All gates open010
2014-06-06All gates open010
2014-05-305 Canal Gates Open & 8 Dam Gates Open28
2014-05-205 Canal Gates Open & 7 Dam Gates Open37
2014-05-165 Canal Gates Open & 5 Dam Gates Open55
2014-05-165 Canal Gates Open & 4 Dam Gates Open64
2014-05-155 Canal Gates Open & 3 Dam Gates Open73
2014-05-155 Canal Gates Open & 2 Dam Gates Open82
2014-05-13All 5 CANAL gates open & 1 DAM gate open91
2013-07-19All GATES fully closed100
2013-07-15Dam Gate #2 is 50% open // Closed Dam Gates #7,#891
2013-07-09Dam Gate #2, #7, & #8 are all 75% open73
2013-07-03Closed gates 9, 10. Now Open: Gate #7 50%, #2 85%82
2013-07-02Closed gates #6, #864
2013-06-28Closed gate #546
2013-06-27Closed Gate #437
2013-06-26Closed gate #328
2013-06-251 dam gate fully closed, one 15% closed19
2013-05-312 dam gates opened - All gates now open010
2013-05-302 dam gates opened - 8 total28
2013-05-222 dam gates opened - total 464
2013-05-212nd dam gate opened.82
2013-05-201 dam gate opened91
2012-06-291 dam gate closed100
2012-06-191 dam gate closed91
2012-06-152 dam gats opened82
2012-06-141 dam gate opened.91
2011-05-122 gates closed100
2011-05-112 dam gates closed82
2011-05-092 dam gates opened64
2011-05-072 dam gates opened82
2011-05-031 dam gate closed100
2011-05-021 dam gate closed91
2011-04-211 dam gate opened, then closed82
2011-04-151 dam gate opened, then closed82
2011-04-126 dam gates opened, later reduced to 282
2008-07-17Closed 1 Dam Gate. All gates closed.00