The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced an Interim Order temporarily prohibiting navigation in specific areas of the Ottawa River due to flood conditions. The Interim Order is intended to ensure the safety of boaters and shoreline residents, to protect temporary infrastructure in place, to avoid damage to property, and to allow emergency responders to do their jobs. Vessels are temporarily prohibited on the Ottawa River from the MacDonald-Cartier Bridge to Rockland and from Carillon Dam to Pointe-Calumet. Navigation warnings were also issued on May 5, 2023 to impose speed limits of 10 km/h (5.4 knots) for all recreational vessels in certain areas on the St. Lawrence River. These restrictions do not apply to emergency and support vessels.