The Dalles Lock And Dam, Columbia River
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
N 45° 36.790 W 121° 08.571
10T E 644801 N 5052746
Quick Description: The Dalles Lock And Dam on the Columbia River is just a few miles upriver from The Dalles Oregon on the Oregon, Washington border.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 5/2/2006 1:51:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMBTQ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member TeamRJMK
Views: 93

Long Description:
This lock is located almost 200 miles from the mouth of the Mighty Columbia. The Dalles Lock And Dam is one of several locations where locks can be found on the river and is overseen by the Portland District of The Army Corp of Engineers.

  • Navigation Lock Chamber Length 650 ft or 198.1 m
  • Navigation Lock Chamber Width 86 ft or 26.2 m
  • Navigation Lock Maximum Lift 90 ft or 27.1 m


    Many recreational opportunities can be found along the banks of Lake Celilo, a lake just behind the 1.5 mile wide dam. Lake Celilo's banks stretch for another 20 plus miles upriver. The lock itself is on the Washington side of the border. Interestingly enough most of the dam is in Washinton as well because the state border follows the "old" river course which is mostly south of the complex.

  • Waterway Name: Columbia River

    Connected Points:
    Links the Lower Columbia River sytem to the Upper system and eventually the Snake River.


    Type: Lock

    Date Opened: 01/01/1957

    Elevation Difference (meters): 27.00

    Site Status: Operational

    Web Site: [Web Link]

    Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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