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Green River Locks and Dams 1 and 2

Location

The Green River Locks and Dam No. 1 is located on the Green River near Henderson, Kentucky, at mile 9.1. The Navigation locks are located on the right descending bank of the Green river. The upper pool is maintained above the dam and extends upstream for a distance of 54 miles to the Green River Locks and Dam No. 2.

The Green River Locks and Dam No. 2 is located on the Green River near Calhoun, Kentucky, at mile 63.1. The Navigation locks are located on the right descending bank of the Green river. The upper pool is maintained above the dam and extends upstream for a distance of 45.4 miles to Locks and Dam No. 3, which is now inactive, near Rochester, Kentucky.

Authorization

The original Green River Locks and Dam 1 and 2 facilities were opened for barge traffic in 1840. The existing Locks and Dam 1 and 2 were both authorized as replacements on July 29, 1953, by Secretary of the Army under authority of Section 6 of the Rivers and Harbors Act approved March 3, 1909.

History

The existing Green River Locks and Dams 1 and 2 began construction in 1954. Locks and Dams 2 was placed in operation in May 1956 and Locks and Dams 1 was placed in operation in June 1956. There are public boat launching ramps located near both Lock and Dam locations.

Locks and Dams

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(859) 567-7661

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(502) 776-6866

Cannelton Locks and Dam
5281 E. State Road 66
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(812) 547-2962

Newburgh Locks and Dam
6877 State Road 66
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(812) 853-8470

John T. Myers Locks and Dam
16501 Raben Road
Mt. Vernon, IN 47620
(812) 838-5836

Smithland Locks and Dam
1401 Smithland Dam Road
Brookport, IL 62910
(618) 564-2315

Locks and Dam 52
1153 W. 3rd Street
Brookport, IL 62910
(618) 564-2842

Locks and Dam 53
916 E. Dam Road
Grand Chain, IL 62941
(618) 742-8286

Olmsted Locks and Dam
567 New Dam Road
Olmsted, IL 62970
(618) 748-6400

Green River 1
5048 Dam and Lock Road
Reed, KY 42451
(270) 826-7360

Green River 2
695 W. 1st Street
Calhoun, KY 42327
(270) 273-3152