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.
The Huntington District is home to the Belleville Locks and Dam located on the Ohio River at mile 204. Belleville Locks sit 203.9 miles below Pittsburgh, PA, and 0.5 miles below Belleville, WV.
The two navigation locks are located on the right bank (Ohio side) of the river. The upper pool maintained above the dam extends upstream for a distance of 42.2 miles to Willow Island Dam.
Construction Began in May 1962 and work is now completed. Construction of the locks was initiated in June 1963 and they were placed in operation 12 October 1965. The dam was started in September 1964 and the pool was raised to full height 1 November 1968.
Belleville Locks and Dam is also home to the Belleville Hydroelectric Facility, which went online in April 1999.
Authorized through the River and Harbor Act of 3 July 1930, the cost of construction was $3,269,800. The locks became operative in September 1933 and were completed in May 1934. The locks contain two parallel lock chambers.
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.
Belleville Locks and Dam
Captain Meldahl Locks and Dam
Greenup Locks and Dam
London Locks and Dam
Marmet Locks and Dam
Racine Locks and Dam
Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam
Willow Island Locks and Dam
Winfield Locks and Dam