Lock and Dam No. 6

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Mississippi River Lock and Dam number 6.jpg
Mississippi River Lock and Dam number 6.
Location Richmond Township, Winona County, Minnesota / Trempealeau, Wisconsin, USA
Coordinates 43°59′59″N 91°26′18″W / 43.99972°N 91.43833°W / 43.99972; -91.43833
Construction began 1933
Opening date June 1936
Operator(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers
Dam and spillways
Impounds Upper Mississippi River
Length 893 feet (272.2 m)(movable portion)
Reservoir
Creates Pool 6
Total capacity 180,000 acre·ft (0.22 km3)
Catchment area 60,030 sq mi (155,500 km2)

Lock and Dam No. 6 is a lock and dam located near Trempealeau, Wisconsin on the Upper Mississippi River near river mile 714.1. It was constructed and placed in operation in June 1936. The last major rehabilitation was from 1989 to 1999. The dam consists of 893 feet (272.2 m) long concrete structure with five roller gates and 10 tainter gates. Its earth embankment is 2,600 feet (792.5 m)long and the concrete overflow spillway is 1,000 feet (304.8 m) long. The lock is 110 feet (33.5 m) wide by 600 feet (182.9 m) long.

view from downtown Trempealeau, Wisconsin

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Coordinates: 43°59′59″N 91°26′18″W / 43.99972°N 91.43833°W / 43.99972; -91.43833

Locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River
Upstream:
Lock and Dam No. 5A
Downstream:
Lock and Dam No. 7