Rideau River Cableway Decommissioning

Environment and Climate Change Canada's Water Survey of Canada division, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, maintains a network of hydrometric stations which record water level in lakes and rivers at close to 600 locations in Ontario.  At the Water Survey of Canada hydrometric gauge on the Rideau River at Ottawa (02LA004), there is a cableway spanning the river.  The cableway consists of support structures on either bank with a looped cable strung between the structures.  The cableway is no longer required for taking hydrometric measurements at this site and ECCC is planning to decommission this cableway.


The cableway support structure on the south bank of the river is located on federally owned land in Vincent Massey Park.  The structure consists of 2 concrete pillars and cross braces which support the cable traversing the river.  The tower is approximately 9 m (30') in height.  This structure will be cut to grade and removed.


Latest update

April 16, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - March 31, 2020


Environment and Climate Change Canada
Anna Howes, Water Resources Engineer
867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1A1
Telephone: 905-315-5207
Email: anna.howes@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Ottawa (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Authorities

    • Environment and Climate Change Canada
    • National Capital Commission
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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