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Georgetown's C&O Canal to Be Drained This Fall

Two 19th century canal locks are in need of repair

Repairs for two locks in Georgetown's C&O Canal will cause the D.C. stretch of the waterway to be drained and all canal access between 30th and Thomas Jefferson streets NW to be blocked off, reported The Georgetown Dish. Despite the repairs, which are slated to begin this fall, visitors will still be able to enter businesses whose main entrances are accessed from the canal.

$6.5 million will need to be invested in repairing two of the canal's 19th century locks. According to The Georgetown Dish, the National Park Service has enough funding for one of them. Repairing the first lock is expected to take 18 months. Once the first lock is completed, the tourist attraction of a replica canal boat will be able to resume.

C&O Canal Lock Due for Disruptive Repair [The Georgetown Dish]