Accession Number:

ADA129707

Title:

Lock & Dam 5, Mississippi River near Minneiska, Minnesota. Reconnaissance Report for Hydropower.

Descriptive Note:

Preliminary rept.

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

This report presents a preliminary evaluation of the addition of hydropower at the existing navigation Lock and Dam 5. The study shows that installation of a hydroplant with a 6,000-kW kilowatt, 8,400-kW, or 10,800-kW nameplate rating is economical. Pertinent data concerning the site and potential hydropower installations are given. Severe environmental impacts are not necessarily associated with construction of a plant of the sizes investigated despite the proxity of the lock and dam to an environmentally sensitive area. The District Engineer recommends that the Corps of Engineers prepare a feasibility report which can serve as a basis for congressional authorization for hydropower plant construction at lock and dam 5.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE