Kingston Mills Weir
Kingston Mills Weir
photo by: Ken Watson, 2001

This photo shows the weir that regulates the water level above the locks at Kingston Mills. On the left, the original stonework of the 1832 dam is clearly visible. Water from the weir flows into a pond, created by a second dam, built later for hydro-electric generation. Normally this pond would be full, providing reservoir water for the generating station.

You will notice that the rocks about halfway down between the top of the dam and the water in the pond are a dark grey in colour. This is because they are covered with thousands of zebra mussels which thrived here when the pond was at its normal summer level.

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This page was last updated on: December 15, 2001
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