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Both locks on the Dismal Canal route have reduced openings at 9 am and 3 pm.

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It's probably getting low on water. Opening the locks tends to drain the sysytem. I remember back around 1976 they had to close it completely due to drought conditions. The canal was only a few feet wide where the channel was. Very interesting, wish I had taken a pic...
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All 3 lakes we use are over 10 feet low. They are getting to the point that the ramps are becoming useless. And I have a stink pot. Last time I took it out there was only 4 feet of water at the end of the ramp. And it was still only 4 feet about 100 feet out. That was 3 weeks ago. The levels have gone down more since then.
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Yes, the reduced closing are due to drought conditions. I'm now waiting at South Mills Lock, and the depth has been at least 6' the whole way.

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