Franklin Lock and Dam
|Franklin Lock and Dam|
|Location||Olga, Florida, United States|
|Dam and spillways|
|Height||14 feet (depth)|
|Width (base)||56 feet|
Lockage usually takes between 15 and 20 minutes. The lock operates from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm, 365 days a year, unless otherwise stated in "Notice to Mariners", published by the Coast Guard.
The Franklin Lock and Dam were constructed for flood control, water control, the prevention of salt-water intrusion, and for navigation purposes.
The lock chamber is 56 feet (17 m) wide by 400 feet (120 m) long by 14 feet (4.3 m) high. The lift of the lock is usually 2 to 3 feet (0.91 m) from sea level to the Caloosahatchee River water level.
The channel is 90 feet (27 m) wide by 8 feet (2.4 m) deep.
The lock chamber is concrete, with welded structural steel sector gates, and concrete gate bays. This lock has a discharge capacity of 28,900 cubic feet per second (820 m3/s).
Approximately 15,000 vessels pass through annually, of which about 97% are recreational vessels.
About 13,000 tons of manufactured goods, equipment, crude materials, food, and petroleum products are locked annually.
- http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Operations/Branches/SFOO/DOCS/FactSheet_WPF.pdf USCE Factsheet
- "W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam - Olga, FL - Waterway Locks, Planes and Lifts on". Waymarking.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
- "Franklin Lock - Florida, United States". Marinas.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
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