Tikhvin protect against spring flooding. Already, more than half of the reconstructed old city waterworks. Throughout recent years, the gateway at the walls of the Tikhvin monastery was almost completely destroyed. And so it began to recover. By mid-summer is almost finished repairing the lock chamber, left the shores of landscaping and installation of gates of the dam. It is noteworthy that, although the new Tikhvin gateway and represents the most modern engineering construction, it looks exactly like the figures of the 19th century. Timing of completion — December 2013. By the way, the main purpose of the Tikhvin gateway — not even control the level of water in the local river. At the gateway can not cope alone, and all the hydraulic system is not restored, too expensive. The authorities expect that will be the gateway to start a tourist attraction. As a maximum, will restore traffic on the river pleasure craft.