Tag: McAlpine Locks and Dam
  • April

    Salvage operations continue following barge accident

    Salvage Operations continue following a barge accident, which occurred March 28 at McAlpine Locks
  • July

    Louisville District Emergency Management conducts flood fight training

    Residents who reside along the 981 miles of the Ohio River and its tributaries are no strangers to severe weather. The risk for flood in these areas increase when a location experiences heavy rain, the area has poor drainage or the soil composition is dense. Flood fight training is one way the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville district prepares for these severe weather events.
  • October

    District recognizes employees in end of year awards ceremony

    As the fiscal year concludes and a new year of projects and contracts awaits, it is important to look back and acknowledge the hard-working members of the USACE team. The challenges and adversities of the past year have not slowed down the USACE – Louisville District members in the slightest.
  • Lockmaster’s view – The McAlpine Locks and Dam

    Within the entire length of the Ohio River, there was only one place where rock reef extended across the river for a stretch of three miles – The Falls of the Ohio. This area of water was a low water slope, dropping around thirty feet over the three miles and made it practically impassable by cargo and transportation vessels in the early 1800s except when the water level was high; even then, it was treacherous. This article consists of a safety summary and a personal interview from the McAlpine Locks and Dam Lockmaster, Jay Rickman.
  • December

    McAlpine’s north chamber reopens to navigation traffic

    The 1,200 foot-north chamber at McAlpine Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Louisville, Kentucky,
  • August

    Gate replacement progresses at McAlpine Locks and Dam

    Work continues on the north lock chamber of McAlpine Locks and Dam on the Ohio River in Louisville,