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Canal Rewatered from Lock 5 to Georgetown
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Much as I'd like to claim that this was due to CCA lobbying, it fell into our hands like an overripe fruit. Shortly after the 19th, the C&O Canal Park posted on Fb: "Here comes the water! - We are happy to note that the paddles at Inlet Lock #1 (mile 5) were opened on Friday to allow water from the river to re-water the lower 5 miles of the canal. Keep an eye out as the water levels in the canal change and go through the recently completed Locks 3 & 4!" Good news as the Little Falls gauge has dropped to 3.4 ft, just about its lowest this year.
   Alf Cooley

NB - by 12 Feb 2020 - there was no water left in this reach of the Canal - C&O Park says it'll be restored by mid March.
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