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Title: Navigation conditions at McAlpine Locks and Dam, Ohio River: hydraulic model investigation
Authors: Wooley, Ronald T.
Keywords: Fixed-bed models
Hydraulic models
Locks (Waterways)
McAlpine Locks and Dam
Navigation conditions
Ohio River
Publisher: Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; CHL-98-4.
Description: Technical report
McAlpine Locks and Dam are on the Ohio River at the northwestern end of Louisville, KY, 606.8 miles below Pittsburgh, PA. The structures, including the dam, the canal, and locks, extend from mile 604.4 to mile 607.4. The upper pool of the dam extends approximately 75 miles upstream to Markland Locks and Dam near Warsaw, KY. The provisional plan recommended in the McAlpine Navigation Feasibility Report consists of constructing an additional 110- by 1,200-ft lock in place of the existing auxiliary chamber. This would result in two locks 100 ft wide by 1,200 ft long. The new lock would be parallel to the existing 1,200-ft lock, with the upper gates in approximately the same location as the existing lock upper gate. A guide wall would extend upstream 1,275ft beyond the upper miter gate monolith and tie into the existing canal wall. A south guide wall would extend 1,200 ft beyond the lower miter gate monolith. A fixed-bed model reproduced the Louisville and Portland Canal, the existing locks, a limited section of the Ohio River immediately upstream of the canal, that part of the river channel between Shippingport Island and the fixed crest weir connecting the upper and lower spillways, and the lower approach to the locks at an undistorted scale of 1:80.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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