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Lock and Dam 13

Lock and Dam 13 were built from 1909-1915 and support a nine mile long pool. The original lock and dam were concrete structures. The structures are located two hundred and forty nine miles above the mouth of the Ohio River. A water release valve was installed in 1999 to transfer water downstream in times of drought.


  • 1909-1915 Original construction of lock and dam
  • 1999 Sheet pilling backfilled with gravel was placed across the main dam and capped with concrete, abutments were rebuilt with new release valves, derrick stone was placed below the dam, concrete cutoff wall was built in the lock chamber, lock filling valves were sealed


Locks and Dams