Valkushyk Lock

Valkushyk Lock (Belarusian: Шлюз «Валкушык»), Wołkuszek Lock (Polish: Śluza Wołkuszek) is the sixteenth lock on the Augustów Canal (starting from the Biebrza). It was built in 1829 by Wojciech Korczakowski in the Wołkuszanki estuary. It is the first of three locks situated on Belarusian territory (at a distance of 1600 meters from the Polish border). In 2005–2006 it was rebuilt by the Belarusian government.

  • Location: 85.00 km channel
  • Level difference: 4.33 m
  • Length: 44.00 m
  • Width: 5.90 m
  • Gates: Wooden
  • Year built: 1829
  • Construction Manager: Wojciech Korczakowski
Valkushyk Lock
WaterwayAugustów Canal
Country Belarus
StateHrodna Voblast
CountyHrodna District
OperationManual
First built1829
Latest builtrebuilt 2005-2006
Length44.00 m (144.4 ft)
Width5.90 m (19.4 ft)
Fall4.33 m (14.2 ft)
Distance to
Biebrza River
85.00 km (52.8 mi)
Distance to
Niemen River
16.2 km (10.1 mi)

ReferencesEdit

  • "Opracowanie nt kanału Augustowskiego znajdujące się na stronach Regionalnego Zarządu Gospodarki Wodnej w Warszawie" (PDF) (in Polish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-06-09.
  • Batura, Irena. (1997). Po ziemi augustowskiej : przewodnik dla turysty i wczasowicza (in Polish). Suwałki: Wydawnictwo Hańcza. ISBN 83-904804-9-2.
  • "Kanał Augustowski" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 18 April 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
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