lock chamber lock chamber

Definition(s):

  • (n) enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it

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  • LOOKING BACK: March 3

    50 years ago this week: Rescue workers dug through the night to determine whether any other people were buried in a mudslide that killed Tillman Webb Jr. Webb was one of seven men working inside the coffer dam at the Holt Lock and Dam construction site where the lock chamber for the new dam was being constructed. The men were trapped beneath a wall of mud and dirt when the mudslide occurred ...
    on March 3, 2014     Source: The Tuscaloosa News

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