Permanent Waterway Barriers for Latchford Dam

The project involves the design, supply, and install a permanent (i.e. ice-resistant) waterway barrier at Latchford Dam. The new waterway barrier will remain in place year-round and must be able to withstand environmental conditions in all four seasons including ice and debris loads. The current waterway barrier is seasonal and not designed to withstand ice forces. The new barrier will also meet Transport Canada requirements.

The waterway barrier floats are expected to be log-shaped yellow floats tied together with shackles and weldless links or chains to form a continuous barrier with a short gap between individual floats.

The chain of floats are expected to be anchored at the river banks by mechanical or epoxy anchors drilled into rock, or by anchors bars cast within precast concrete blocks, or by some other means.  An in-water anchor is also expected to be necessary, as the existing waterway barrier contains one. 


The comment period has now ended. 


Latest update

September 14, 2020 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Michelle Fairbrother, Environmental Analyst
Telephone: 613-736-3274

  • Location

    • Latchford Dam (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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