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Lock and Dam No. 5

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Lock and Dam No. 5

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Red River at Lock and Dam No. 5

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lock and dam number 5 snagging

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Lock and Dam 5A Gate Change - May 2013

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Lock and Dam #5 South of Shreveport

Lock and Dam No. 5 is a lock and dam located in Buffalo County, Wisconsin and Winona County, Minnesota on the Upper Mississippi River around river mile 738.1. It was constructed and placed in operation May 1935. The site underwent major rehabilitation from 1987 through 1998. The dam consists of concrete structure 1,619 feet (493.5 m) long with six roller gates and 28 tainter gates and an earth embankment 18,000 feet (5,486.4 m) long. The lock is 110 feet (33.5 m) wide by 600 feet (182.9 m) long. The lock and dam are owned and operated by the St. Paul District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers-Mississippi Valley Division.
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