Rehabilitation of the Chambly Canal Levee B8-18

Stabilization and repair work is planned on the Chambly Canal levee B8-18 in the Fryer Island area. The levee has significant erosion and subsidence problems. This section of the levee has the particularity of having a body of water between the canal and the Richelieu River, which is frequented by several animal species. The work is planned for the fall of 2022, after the canal has been closed to navigation and the water in the canal has been lowered, and outside the most sensitive periods for wildlife. The following interventions are planned as part of the project: - Installation of a mobilization area on the island - Installation of turbidity curtains and cofferdams in the canal and in the water body to dewater the work areas - Installation of a temporary rock bridge with culverts in the canal for machinery access - Relocation of aquatic species present in the work areas - Removal of vegetation on the levee - Excavation of levee materials and placement of new materials - Rehabilitation of the work areas in water and on land (installation of vegetation strips, repair of the runway, etc.) Temporary and permanent encroachments into fish habitat are anticipated. An application for review will be submitted to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. 

Latest update

August 29, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Chambly Canal National Historic Site
1899, boulevard De Périgny
Chambly, Quebec J3L 4C3
Telephone: 450-447-4832

  • Location

    • Chambly Canal National Historic Site of Canada (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Dams and reservoirs
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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