Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam

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Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam
Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam photo.png
Location Bracken County, Kentucky / Clermont County, Ohio United States
Construction began April 1961 (dam)
Opening date December 1964 (dam)
Operator(s) United States Army Corps of Engineers
Hamilton, Oh Utility Department (future electric plant)
Dam and spillways
Impounds Ohio River
Length 1,756 ft (535.2 m)

The Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam is a non-navigable river control dam with an associated lock, located at mile marker 436 on the Ohio River. It was named for Captain Anthony Meldahl, a river captain.[1]

The dam has a top length of 1,756 feet (535 m) with a 372-foot (113 m) fixed weir and a 310-foot (94 m) open crest. At normal pool elevation the length is 95 miles (153 km) upstream encompassing an area of 21,700 acres (88 km2). The facility is operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers.[2]

Currently there is a joint venture between Baker Concrete and Alberici Constructors to build a three turbine hydroelectric plant and spillway addition to the Meldahl Locks and Dam.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bracken County. Arcadia Publishing. 1 December 2010. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-7385-8674-8. 
  2. ^ "Captain Meldahl (Lock & Dam) - USACE Huntington District". Retrieved 2012-07-09. 
  3. ^ "Meldahl Hydroelectric Project is Underway". Alberici Constructors. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

Coordinates: 38°47′50″N 84°10′14″W / 38.79722°N 84.17056°W / 38.79722; -84.17056