Navigation on the Ohio River/Ohio River Basin

The Ohio River Basin comprises a large geographic area of the United States east of the Mississippi River: 204,000 square miles, which is home to nearly 25 million people. It reaches northeast into New York, west to Illinois, and south through the drainage area of the Tennessee River in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Through the heart of this vast area, the 981 mile-long Ohio River carries the largest volume of water of any of the Mississippi River tributaries. The Ohio is formed by the juncture of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and empties into the Mississippi at Cairo, Illinois.

The Ohio River and its seven navigable tributaries comprise over 2,500 miles of waterways, and moves more than 270 million tons of coal, aggregates, chemicals, agricultural, industrial and petroleum products. This waterway transportation provides a less costly means for companies to transport bulk goods, moving 35% of the nation's waterborne commerce. The Ohio River is home to 49 coal-fired power plants, 20 percent of nation’s coal-fired electricity generation capacity.

The river provides more than half a million jobs and generates billions of dollars in business activity. The Corps of Engineers maintains a 9-foot channel depth on the Ohio River navigation system. These pools also serve as a source of quality drinking water for millions of people who reside in the Ohio River valley.

The Ohio River navigation projects are built, operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to serve the regional transportation needs with continuous year-around, 24-hour-a-day operations. Since 1910, when the Rivers and Harbors Act authorized the Corps of Engineers to complete a system of locks and dams for navigation, modernization of the system has continued to meet the transportation demands of the region. 

Green River Navigation Charts, Louisville District

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Ohio River Navigation Charts, Louisville District

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Find a Lock (By District)

Ohio River:

Belleville Locks and Dam

740-374-8710


Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam

513-876-2921


Greenup Locks and Dam

606-473-7441


Racine Locks and Dam

304-882-2118


Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam

304-576-2272


Willow Island Locks and Dam

740-374-8710

 

Kanawha River:


London Locks and Dam

304-442-8422


Marmet Locks and Dam

304-949-1175


Winfield Locks and Dam

304-586-2501

Ohio River:

Markland Locks and Dam
Warsaw, KY 
(859) 567-7661


McAlpine Locks and Dam
Louisville, KY
(502) 776-6866


Cannelton Locks and Dam
Cannelton, IN 
(812) 547-2962


Newburgh Locks and Dam
Newburgh, IN 
(812) 853-8470


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


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


Olmsted Locks and Dam
Olmsted, IL 
(618) 748-6400

Green River:

Green River 1
Reed, KY 
(270) 826-7360


Green River 2
Calhoun, KY 
(270) 273-3152

 

Cumberland River: 

Barkley Lock

270-362-9131


Cheatham Lock

615-792-4349


Cordell Hull Lock

615-735-1040


Old Hickory Lock

615-847-3281

 

Tennessee River: 

Chickamauga Lock

423-875-6230


Fort Loudoun Lock

865-986-2762


Guntersville Lock

256-582-3263


Kentucky Lock

270-362-4226


Nickajack Lock

423-942-3985


Pickwick Lock

731-925-2334


Watts Bar Lock

423-334-3522


Wheeler Lock

256-247-3311


Wilson Lock

256-764-5223

 

Clinch River:

Melton Hill Lock

865-986-2762

Allegheny River Lock and Dam 2
Lock and Dam 2 consists of a single lock chamber and a fixed crest dam.
Allegheny River Lock and Dam 4
1 River Avenue , Natrona, PA. 15065-2609 | 724-224-2666 
Allegheny River Lock and Dam 5
842 Dam Road, Freeport, PA 16229-2031 | 724-295-2261
Allegheny River Lock and Dam 6
1258 River Road, Freeport, PA 16229-2023 | 724-295-3775 (unmanned) 
Allegheny River Lock and Dam 7
240 Tarrtown Rd, Kittanning, PA 16201 | 724-543-2551
Allegheny River Lock and Dam 8
1107 State Route 1033, Templeton, PA 16259-2209 | 724-548-5119
Allegheny River Lock and Dam 9
509 Rimerton Road, Templeton, PA 16259 | 724-868-2486
Braddock Locks and Dam
11th Street, Braddock, PA 15104-1704 | 412-271-1272 
C.W. Bill Young Lock and Dam
1 Barking Road, New Kensington, PA 15068 | (412) 828-3550
Dashields Locks and Dam
100 Dashields Lock Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108-5417 | 724-457-8430 
Emsworth Locks and Dams
0 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202-1708 | 412-766-6213 
Grays Landing Lock and Dam
599 Broadway Street, Masontown, PA 15461-0671 | 724-583-8304 
Hannibal Locks and Dam
P.O. Box 8, Hannibal, OH 43931-0008 | 740-483-2305 
Hildebrand Lock and Dam
1610 Hildebrand Lock and Dam Road, Morgantown, WV 26501-7643 | 304-983-2300 
Maxwell Locks and Dam
142 Maxwell Locks and Dam, E. Millsboro, PA 15433-1261 | 724-785-5027 
Montgomery Locks and Dam
100 Montgomery Dam Road, Monaca, PA 15061-2221 | 724-643-8400 
Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3
P.O. Box 455, Elizabeth, PA 15037-0455 | 412-384-4532 
Monongahela River Locks and Dam 4
1900 Gibsonton Road, Belle Vernon, PA 15012-4514 | 724-684-8442 
Morgantown Lock and Dam
26 Morgantown Lock Road, Morgantown, WV 26501-2329 | 304-292-1885
New Cumberland Locks and Dam
P.O. Box 159, Stratton, OH 43961-0159 | 740-537-2571 
Opekiska Lock and Dam
1241 Opekiska Road, Fairmont, WV 26554-8612 | 304-366-4224 
Pike Island Locks and Dam
RR #1, Box 33, Wheeling, WV 26003-9701 | 304-277-2127 
Point Marion Lock and Dam
304 Powerplant Road, Dilliner, PA 15327-9603 | 724-725-5289