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Lock and Dam No. 17

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Opening date  May 14, 1939
Creates  Pool 17
Year built  1939
Construction began  1935
Length  1,121 feet (341.7 m)
Area  35 ha
Added to NRHP  10 March 2004
Impound  Upper Mississippi River
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Location  Jefferson Township & Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa / New Boston Township, Mercer County, Illinois, near New Boston, Illinois, USA
Impounds  Upper Mississippi River
Total capacity  50,000 acre¬∑ft (0.062 km)
Operator  United States Army Corps of Engineers

Lock and Dam No. 17 is a lock and dam located near New Boston, Illinois on the Upper Mississippi River near river mile 437. Its main lock is 110 feet (33.5 m) wide and 600 feet (182.9 m) long with its bottom at an elevation of 518 feet (157.9 m). Normal pool elevation behind the dam is 536 feet (163.4 m). The movable portion of the dam is 1,121 feet (341.7 m) long and consists of 3 roller gates and 8 tainter gates. In 2004, the facility was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Lock and Dam No. 17 Historic District, #04000177 covering 869 acres (3.5 km2), 1 building, 3 structures and 2 objects.

Map of Lock and Dam No. 17, Port Louisa, IA 52653, USA


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