Fenelon Falls
by Mark Harris. Online since 1999. In print ©2003, ©2011.

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   About this Waterfall
Rating: 3/5  Size: Medium Access: Easy Type: Wide Plunge under Bridge

Waterfall Region: Cottage    County: Kawartha Lakes (Victoria)    Near: Fenelon Falls

Watercourse: Cameron to Sturgeon Lake   Latitude, Longitude: 44.5351, -78.7373

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This is a rather well known waterfall, if not necessarily that scenic. The falls is actually quite large when river flows are high, with a width of up to 50 meters and a height of 7 meters. The waterfall is located immediately beyond the bridge for Kawartha Lakes Rd 121 - the only bridge over the river. Some might argue that the bridge has ruined the view, but once again, I consider it to be a strong reminder about the important link between waterfalls and society. Between the falls and the locks, there is a small hydroelectric generating station. A good interpretive sign provides a useful overview of the generation process, complete with good diagrams and maps. The existing station first started generating electricity in 1997, and is currently rated at about 2.6 megawatts. Lock 34 of the Trent-Severn waterway is also located beside the falls.  (updated June 20, 2014).

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