Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Watery Wednesday: River Locks


Back in November I posted photos of a low dam on the Muskingum River (here).
The photo here is of Lock #3 that allows river traffic to circumvent the dams. The locks are manned from May to October and State Park personnel hand operate the gates.
Seems at this end we've sprung a little leak!

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34 comments:

Guy D said...

Very interesting shots, thanks so much for sharing.

Cheers and Happy New Year!
Regina In Pictures

2sweetnsaxy said...

Very interesting. It's so cool to see and learn about things like this where others live. I like the shot of the leak. That's an uh-oh shot. :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wonder how much water actually goes through that leak every day. Hmmm. Wonder why I'm thinking about that.

I was at a lock lift over the weekend, which is also not in use this time of year. I'll be posting my photos soo, Ha! Great minds think alike. LOL

Tarolino said...

Really very interesting as we don't really have rivers with locks on them. There are some locks between some of the great lakes here and once I was on a cruiser which went through one of these locks. However being on the cruiser I could not quite get a picture of the workings. Thanks for sharing these images and the information.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what lovely photos.......

Gill in Canada

Natural Moments said...

It looks like the Locks may need some renovation. It's a very interesting process to watch and experience.

George Townboy said...

Great post, as always!

Norm said...

all your photos are beautiful, visit also my watery video here and thanks.

Neal said...

Very interesting. You could get a reputation and your name known real well if you go hold your finger over the hole to stop that leak. :)

I don't know why but locks have always kind of fascinated me. I've sit at locks on the Ohio river for 2-3 hours waiting for something to come through.

Jan said...

Carletta these are great. In the first one the water looks like glass. Humm, I don't know about that leak, maybe they're not concerned.

The Right Blue said...

I remember those earlier photos you posted. They were very interesting, and so are these. Hope the leak problem does not turn out to be serious!

Bobbie

quilly said...

Should I come stick my finger in the hole and be a hero?

(You're my hero for playing Eric, again!)

I am feeling better, btw. The sneezing and snotting and blowing only lasted one day! Thanks for your concern.

Jientje said...

Each week when I see your entry for Watery Wednesday, I think, I should do this too. Each week when I come back, I could almost hit myself, for having forgotten all about it. AGAIN!!!
But each week I'm in awe at your beautiful scenery and the pictures you make!

People with Cameras said...

Beautiful and very interesting!

I have an award for you on my blog today.

Gattina said...

This looks beautiful !!

Greyscale Territory said...

So interesting seeing the locks in close up! Great shots!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Hello Carletta ... I sure hope that leak doesn´t become bigger or else ...

crafts4unme said...

Water .. water .. what will one do without them .. Thanks 4 viewing my Watery Wed.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I had no idea there were still locks and dams in use. Here or around here they are long gone but you can still see some of the huge gates along the rivers -- especially the Stillwater.

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fishing guy said...

Carletta: Only a tiny leak and it wouldn't effect the level much. Nice watery capture today.

Mojo said...

How does anybody navigate the rest of the year??

And I can't help but wonder if the "leak" isn't there on purpose... like a spillway that's always operating or something.

Naturegirl said...

I love to stand next to a damn and watch as the water rises or lowers!

Amanda said...

I know what it is like to live close to a dam, great shooting !

ramblingwoods.com said...

It made me think of that commercial where somebody puts some gum in a leak of a huge dam..Maybe that would work here. Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog, I really appreciate them. You are very sweet -Michelle-

Deborah Godin said...

Oh I just love these shots, so early American and romantic!! The open lock is lovely with that shimmering relfection of the tree. And the other shot with the weeds growing out of the wood is really neat. Now, about that leak, how about some nicely warmed-up Double Bubble?

Raven said...

I love the leak. Hope you are staying warmer in West Virginia than we are here in New York. Brrrr. Gloomy rainy/sleety/icy day here. A very watery Wednesday indeed.

Becky and Gary said...

Great shots. I think locks are so interesting! When my in-laws were alive and living in Schenectady, NY we would always go to see the locks when we visited them. Of course I didn't have a camera then:(
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ViennaDaily said...

Hmmm, I was about to say what Neal did. Hopefully not and that it gets fixed!

Denise said...

Very enjoyable photographs. It's always interesting to see the boats go through those locks. It's quite a process.

Lew/Linnea W said...

Thanks for stopping by my WW image. Those locks are cool. We have some along the Sacramento River but that's pretty far from my home. I've always loved watching water traffic...on the sea, lakes, and rivers. Greeting!

michael bird said...

Cool. Didn't know they did that sort of thing but it makes sense.

Rose said...

These shots just make me want to see more....or be there with you seeing everything would be even better!

splummer said...

Hi!
Great Photos!! I've been to the Soo Locks in Michigan, they are awesome! I'll be showing those soon on another watery wednesday. Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great week!

Sherrie

Connie said...

I like your photos. Nice reflections.