Early Locks and Dams

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Lock
&
Dam
River
Miles
(from Pittsburg)
Location Date Opened Web Links Cost
(000's)
Locks on which side? Replaced By Feet Dam Lifted River
33 405.1 3 miles above Maysville 1921   1,580   Meldahl 7.0
34 434.1 Near Chilo, Ohio 1925 here 3,437 Ohio Meldahl 5.6
35 451.1 One mile below New Richmond, Ohio 1919   1,868 Ky Markland 6.4
36 460.9 Between Coney Island and Silver Grove 1925   3,708  Ky Markland 7.9
37 483.2 Just downriver from Taylorsport, a.k.a.
Fernbank
1911 here   1,314 Ky Markland 7.8
38 503.3 McVille (a.k.a. Maxwell) 1924 here 2,857 Ky Markland 7.3
39 531.7 Where Markland Dam is today 1921 here 2,222 Ind Markland 6.0
40

There was no dam 40.  A Dam was planned between Markland and Louisville, but
Herbert Hoover, an engineer, and at the time, President, toured the river in October
of 1929 to, among other things, determine the need for an additional dam.  Water
levels were high from rains, the market crashed 6 days later starting the Great
Depression, and that was it for dam #40. More on Hoover's visit is here.

41 604 Louisville 1921       McAlpin  

 

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