Ecluse de Digoin - Bourgogne - France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member eikenboom
N 46° 28.495 E 003° 58.740
31T E 575154 N 5147281
Quick Description: The first locks in the Canal Latéral à la Loire
Location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France
Date Posted: 11/10/2012 10:52:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMFNTQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
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Long Description:
The Canal Latéral à la Loire is a canal running parallel to the Loire river to allow year long navigation because the Loire itself has a greatly varying depth and width depending on the rainfall. melting snow etc coming from the Massif Central.

The Canal starts at Digoin and ends at Briare, running over a total length of 197 km. For a fuller description of the Canal, please see (visit link)

These locks have the number 1 (not surprisingly) and have a drop of 3.90 meters as is shown on a plaque on the lock keeper's house.
Waterway Name: Canal Latéral à la Loire

Connected Points:
links the Loire to the Canal Latéral à la Loire

Type: Lock

Date Opened: 1/1/1827

Elevation Difference (meters): 4.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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