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Water begins to fill massive Panama Canal locks

Monday, June 29, 2015

Some 50,000 cubic meters of water per hour began to pour into the Panama Canal’s new Atlantic locks earlier this month, a sign that the massive project to expand the waterway is reaching its final stages.

The $5.25 billion expansion is now about 90% complete and is expected to open to commercial traffic in April 2016 — nearly two years behind schedule— .

Source: Miami Herald