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Water to be lowered at C&O Park

October 18, 2003

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park will temporarily lower the water in the Level 14 Widewater area of the canal Monday to allow National Park Service staff to inspect the canal wall.

The area affected includes that between Lock 14 (mile 9.5) and Lock 15 (mile 13.5). The towpath will be accessible in the area.

Because of the lowered water, boaters will carry their kayaks and canoes upstream one-fourth mile from the bridge at Angler's Inn to enter Widewater.

The water level is anticipated to return to normal Thursday.

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