Reconnaissance Report for Hydropower, Lock and Dam 8, Mississippi River.
CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT
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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.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Civil Engineering