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Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam

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Opening date  December 1964 (dam)
Opened  December 1964
Construction began  April 1961
Impounds  Ohio River
Length  535 m
Impound  Ohio River
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Location  Bracken County, Kentucky / Clermont County, Ohio United States
Operators  United States Army Corps of Engineers, Hamilton
Similar  Ohio River, Markland Locks and Dam, Greenup Lock and Dam, Cannelton Locks and Dam, Phillips' Folly

The Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam is a non-navigable river control dam with an associated lock, located at mile marker 436 on the Ohio River. It was named for Captain Anthony Meldahl, a river captain.

Map of Captain Anthony Meldahl Lock and Dam, Felicity, OH 45120, USA

The dam has a top length of 1,756 feet (535 m) with a 372-foot (113 m) fixed weir and a 310-foot (94 m) open crest. At normal pool elevation the length is 95 miles (153 km) upstream encompassing an area of 21,700 acres (88 km2). The facility is operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Currently there is a joint venture between Baker Concrete and Alberici Constructors to build a three turbine hydroelectric plant and spillway addition to the Meldahl Locks and Dam.

References

Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam Wikipedia


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