Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mississippi Lock and Dam #14 near Bettendorf, IA

(John A. Weeks IIISatellite)

USACE: locking through and facts and figures

John A. Weeks III

Chuck Hoist posted
Lock # 14 , Dam all out
[At the Newburgh Lock and Dam, I've seen them open both sets of gates on the lock to allow more room for the river to flow downstream. I even saw a tow go upstream against that heavy current. But the tow stopped for a long time in the lock anyhow. Do they do a lot of paper work during a normal lock operation that still has to be done even when it is a straight shot through the lock?]

Chuck commented on his post

There is a reason it's called the Mighty Mississippi. The volume of water flowing through the lock and dams is amazing. This is Lock and Dam 14 on the Illinois side.

Jan Danielsen posted
So guys--this is what you do---open wide and hope a fish falls from the sky! 🐟😀🐟😀🐟 Lock and dam 14 Iowa side.

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