Waterway Lock / Zdymadlo - Velký Osek (Czech Republic)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 50° 05.477 E 015° 09.841
33U E 511732 N 5548792
Quick Description: Depicted Velký Osek Lock (Zdymadlo Velký Osek) and mechanical weir are the key parts of Velký Osek waterwork on Labe (Elbe) river in Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic.
Location: Středočeský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 5/26/2014 3:11:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMKT48
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
Views: 16

Long Description:

Depicted Velký Osek Lock (Zdymadlo Velký Osek) and mechanical weir are the key parts of Velký Osek waterwork on Labe (Elbe) river in Central Bohemia region of the Czech Republic.

The Velký Osek waterwork was constructed in 1940-1944 according to the older project of Directorate of Water Routes (Reditelství vodních cest) and completed in 1952. The waterwork consists large single-boat waterlock chamber (85 m long, 12 m wide, with minimal depth over nipper 2.80 m) and mechanical three-field weir with Stoney-type flowgates. The small hydroelectrictic station (900 kW power output) was installed on the weir in 2012.

Waterway Name: Labe (Elbe) river

Connected Points:
Part of Elbe river waterway connecting Pardubice in East Bohemia with Hamburg' harbour in Germany. This lock belongs to shipping section Middle Labe (Obříství - Pardubice) with 18 locks.


Type: Lock

Date Opened: 7/1/1944

Elevation Difference (meters): 2.00

Site Status: Operational

Web Site: [Web Link]

Date Closed (if applicable): Not listed

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