Deepening of Wilson Lock Eliminates Third Lockage

by W.F. Emmons,
O. Lavik,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways and Harbors Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 3, Pg. 1-10

Document Type: Journal Paper


TVA is building new large single-lift lock at Wilson Dam to replace present 35 yr old lift lock system; to utilize old system for standby service, one low-lift lock will be abandoned and lower chamber of remaining double-lift lock will be deepened 10 ft and provided with new hydraulic system; cost of project is estimated at $1,500,000.

Subject Headings: Locks (dam) | Federal government | Hydraulics | Hydraulic networks | Construction costs

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