Lock and Dam No. 18
Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 18
|Location||Tama Township, Des Moines County, Iowa / Gladstone Township, Henderson County, Illinois,
near Gladstone, Illinois, USA
|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)|
|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)|
|MPS||Upper Mississippi River 9-Foot Navigation Project MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||04000178|
|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.
In March 2009, local officials started discussing plans to install a hydroelectric generating plant on the dam.
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. IL-29, "Mississippi River 9-Foot Channel Project, Lock & Dam No. 18, Upper Mississippi River, Gladstone, Henderson County, IL"
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