US Army Corps of Engineers
Huntington District

Ensuring the uninterrupted flow of navigation traffic can sometimes be a challenge in the winter when ice forms in the pool above the locks and dam.
Though the purpose of the Winfield Locks and Dam is navigation, there are also 5 recreation areas; visitors center, overlook, observation areas, serveral nature/wildlife habit ponds and over 1 1/2 miles of fishing acess.
A brilliant double rainbow lights up the sky above Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam.
Located at mile 67.7 of the Kanawha River, Marmet Locks and Dam was completed in 1934. The two lock chambers measure 360' by 56'. The project is located about 9 miles upstream of Charleston West Virginia, and is approximately 27 miles from the head of navigation.