Lock and Dam No. 18

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Mississippi River Lock and Dam number 18
Location Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa / Gladstone Township, Henderson County, Illinois,
near Gladstone, Illinois, USA
Coordinates 40°52′54″N 91°01′27″W / 40.88167°N 91.02417°W / 40.88167; -91.02417Coordinates: 40°52′54″N 91°01′27″W / 40.88167°N 91.02417°W / 40.88167; -91.02417
Construction began 1934
Opening date September 8, 1937
Operator(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers
Dam and spillways
Impounds Upper Mississippi River
Length 1,350 feet (411.5 m)
Reservoir
Creates Pool 18
Total capacity 90,000 acre·ft (0.11 km3)
Catchment area 113,600 sq mi (294,000 km2)
Lock and Dam No. 18 Historic District
Location 1.5 mi. N of unnamed cty rd. from Gladstone, Gladstone, Illinois
Area 204.9 acres (82.9 ha)
Built 1937
Governing body Federal
MPS Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Navigation Project MPS
NRHP Reference # 04000178[1]
Added to NRHP March 10, 2004

Lock and Dam No. 18 is a lock and dam located near Gladstone, Illinois and Burlington, Iowa on the Upper Mississippi River around river mile 410.5. The movable dam is 1,350 feet (411.5 m) and consists of 3 roller gates and 14 tainter gates. The lock is 110 feet (33.5 m) wide by 600 feet (182.9 m) long. In 2004, the facility was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Lock and Dam No. 18 Historic District, #04000178 covering 2,049 acres (8.3 km2), 1 building, 4 structures and 4 objects.

Hydroelectric plant[edit]

In March 2009, local officials started discussing plans to install a hydroelectric generating plant on the dam.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ [1] Burlington Hawkeye

External links[edit]

Locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River
Upstream:
Lock and Dam No. 17
Downstream:
Lock and Dam No. 19