Accession Number:

ADA129735

Title:

Reconnaissance Report for Hydropower, Lock and Dam 8, Mississippi River.

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:

138.0

Abstract:

This report presents a preliminary evaluation of the addition of hydropower at the existing navigation Lock and Dam 8. The study shows that installation of a hydroplant with 8,750 kW kilowatt 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 proximity 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 8.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE