Lock and Dam No. 16

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Mississippi River Lock and Dam number 16
Location Sweetland Township, Muscatine County, Iowa / Drury Township, Rock Island County, Illinois,
near Muscatine, Iowa, USA
Coordinates 41°25′37.29″N 91°0′37.75″W / 41.4270250°N 91.0104861°W / 41.4270250; -91.0104861Coordinates: 41°25′37.29″N 91°0′37.75″W / 41.4270250°N 91.0104861°W / 41.4270250; -91.0104861
Construction began 1933
Opening date July 10, 1937
Operator(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers
Dam and spillways
Impounds Upper Mississippi River
Length 1,315 feet (400.8 m)
Reservoir
Creates Pool 16
Total capacity 88,400 acre·ft (0.1090 km3)
Catchment area 99,400 sq mi (257,000 km2)
Lock and Dam No. 16 Historic District
Location 33109 102nd Ave. W, Muscatine, Iowa
Area 102.4 acres (41.4 ha)
Built 1937
Architectural style Other, No Style Listed, Lock and Dam
Governing body Federal
MPS Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Navigation Project MPS
NRHP Reference # 04000176[1]
Added to NRHP March 10, 2004

Lock and Dam No. 16 is a lock and dam located near Muscatine, Iowa on the Upper Mississippi River around river mile 457.2. The movable portion of the dam is 1,315 feet (400.8 m) long and consists of 4 roller gates and 15 Tainter gates. The lock is 110 feet (33.5 m) wide by 600 feet (182.9 m) long.[2] In 2004, the facility was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Lock and Dam No. 16 Historic District, #04000176 covering 1,024 acres (4.1 km2), 1 building, 5 structures, and 2 objects.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Lock & Dam 16". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River
Upstream:
Lock and Dam No. 15
Downstream:
Lock and Dam No. 17