On March 13, the water remaining in the chamber was pumped out so the lower walls and floor are accessible.
The pumps for this operation are located underneath the Administration Building. If you peek in the basement windows, you may be able to see some of the plumbing for the pumps.
Without unforeseen findings, the small lock re-opened to boat traffic by March 23.
See the Official Hiram M. Chittenden Locks page for the most current updates and information about the locks and the ship canal.
Next on the "to-do" list usually is installation of the smolt flumes on the spillway dam around April 16th and fish ladder cleaning in June.