ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
As part of the program for the modernization of navigation facilities on the Ohio River, Uniontown Locks and Dam will replace some of the existing low-lift locks and dams and provide a navigable pool about 69.7 miles long to the Newburgh Locks and Dam. The structures will include two parallel locks along the right bank and a dam consisting of a gated spillway and fixed overflow section. A fixed-bed model, reproducing about 8.6 miles of the Ohio River channel, Wabash Island with the back channel around the island, and about one mile of the lower reach of the Wabash River and the adjacent overbank areas, was constructed to an undistorted scale of 1120. The model investigation was concerned with the study of the composition and configuration of the dam, arrangement of the locks and lock walls, and navigation conditions in the lock approaches.