Dashields Locks and Dam facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsDashields Locks and Dam
|Official name||Dashields Locks and Dam|
|Operator(s)||United States Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||fixed crest dam|
|Normal elevation||692 feet above sealevel|
Dashields Lock and Dam is a fixed-crest dam on the Ohio River. It is located less than 15 miles down stream of Pittsburgh. There are two locks, one for commercial barge traffic that's 600 feet long by 110 feet wide, and the recreational auxiliary lock is 360 feet long by 56 feet wide. Dashields locks averages about 450 commercial lock throughs every month and 200-300 lock throughs a month on the recreational auxiliary lock.
|Locks and dams of the Ohio River|
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