Upper Mississippi River Lock and Dam #8
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dasbeak
N 43° 34.210 W 091° 13.776
15T E 642962 N 4825656
Quick Description: Located near Genoa, Wisconsin, Lock and Dam No. 8 is one of 29 that hold back water on the upper Mississippi River. This lock and dam has a very nice visitor area with parking, restrooms, observation deck, etc.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2006 3:23:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMNRH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 58

Long Description:
This lock and dam was completed in April, 1937. The dams form deeper water behind them to provide a minimum 9-foot channel in the river. The facility includes a lock, a dam with movable gates, 3 miles of dike, and two overflow spillways. The lock provides a vertical lift of 11 feet for boats ranging from canoes to commercial towboats.
Waterway Name: Mississippi River

Connected Points:
Mississippi River Pool 9 south and Pool 8 north


Type: Lift

Date Opened: 04/01/1937

Elevation Difference (meters): 3.00

Site Status: Operational

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

Web Site: Not listed

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