Lock and Dam No. 17

Lock and Dam No. 17 is a lock and dam located near New Boston, Illinois on the Upper Mississippi River near river mile 437. Its main lock is 110 feet (33.5 m) wide and 600 feet (182.9 m) long with its bottom at an elevation of 518 feet (157.9 m). Normal pool elevation behind the dam is 536 feet (163.4 m). The movable portion of the dam is 1,121 feet (341.7 m) long and consists of 3 roller gates and 8 tainter gates.[2] In 2004, the facility was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Lock and Dam No. 17 Historic District, #04000177 covering 869 acres (3.5 km2), 1 building, 3 structures and 2 objects.

Mississippi River Lock and Dam number 17.jpg
Mississippi River Lock and Dam number 17
Lock and Dam No. 17 is located in Illinois
Lock and Dam No. 17
Location of in Illinois
Lock and Dam No. 17 is located in the United States
Lock and Dam No. 17
Lock and Dam No. 17 (the United States)
LocationJefferson Township & Port Louisa Township, Louisa County, Iowa / New Boston Township, Mercer County, Illinois,
near New Boston, Illinois, USA
Coordinates41°11′27″N 91°03′37″W / 41.19083°N 91.06028°W / 41.19083; -91.06028Coordinates: 41°11′27″N 91°03′37″W / 41.19083°N 91.06028°W / 41.19083; -91.06028
Construction began1935
Opening dateMay 14, 1939
Operator(s)United States Army Corps of Engineers logo.svg U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsUpper Mississippi River
Length1,121 feet (341.7 m)
Reservoir
CreatesPool 17
Total capacity50,000 acre⋅ft (0.062 km3)
Catchment area99,600 sq mi (258,000 km2)
Lock and Dam No. 17 Historic District
Area86.9 acres (35.2 ha)
Architectural styleModerne, Lock and Dam
MPSUpper Mississippi River 9-Foot Navigation Project MPS
NRHP reference No.04000177[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 10, 2004
https://web.archive.org/web/20161226221158/http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Portals/48/docs/CC/FactSheets/MISS/UMR%20Locks%20%26%20Dams%20-%202016%20%28MVD%29.pdf

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Lock & Dam 17" (PDF). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Mississippi River Lock and Dam number 17 at Wikimedia Commons