W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam - Olga, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 26° 43.240 W 081° 41.602
17R E 431037 N 2955684
Quick Description: Located on the Caloosahatchee River approximately 33 miles upstream of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Viewing area off Old Olga Road just east of Olga, Florida at the W.P. Franklin Lock Recreation Area.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/10/2008 7:25:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZDD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 95

Long Description:
Lockage: Approximately 15,000 vessels lock through annually; of these about 97% are recreational vessels.

Commodities: Approximately 13,000 tons of manufactured goods, equipment, crude materials, food, and petroleum products locked annually.

Lock usage: Operating hours 6:00 am to 9:30 pm, 365 days a year, unless otherwise noted in the Coast Guard published, "Notice to Mariners." Lockage usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.

Lock chamber: 56 feet wide x 400 feet long x 14 feet

Lift of lock: Sea level to Caloosahatchee River water level. Usually 2 to 3 feet.
Channel width and depth: 90 feet wide x 8 feet deep

Lock chamber type: Concrete

Lock gate type: Welded structural steel sector gates, concrete gate bays

Discharge capacity: 28,900 cfs (cubic feet per second)

Information taken from (visit link)
Waterway Name: Caloosahatchee River/Okeechobee Waterway

Connected Points:
Links Lake Okeechobee with the Gulf of Mexico

Type: Lock

Date Opened: 01/01/1965

Elevation Difference (meters): 1.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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