Darren Doyle, story and video:
Green River Lock and Dam #6 is officially gone. As of Monday, only a small portion of the lock wall remained and was scheduled to be demolished by the day's end.
The north side wall has been broken into pieces that resemble large riprap and excavation workers were clearing out thick, wooded areas surrounding the original parking area.
Mike Turner, Corps of Engineer project manager, said that the entire process has been very smooth.
"The entire dam and lock wall removal should be finished by Friday," he said. "We still have plenty to do, but this portion should be complete."
Workers left an original wooden post just upstream from the dam with it's hanging sign that reads "DANGER DAM."
"There was no reason to tear that down," said Turner. "We wanted to leave that for history's sake."
Turner said that while the top concrete portion of the dam had been removed, the area would be re-evaluated when lower water levels were present to be sure enough of the dam is gone.
Crews are now working on the finish grade work to complete the project.
4/12/2017 09:27:15 am
I hope they re-evaluate the old dam cause there is no way a boat can go across that.
4/13/2017 01:23:58 pm
Thanks for your coverage on the removal of lock and dam 6. As a teen aged boy I spent many happy hours fishing in pool 6. In the 1950's, I trot line fished from the mouth of First Creek on Nolin to Stice Island on Green River. Many fond memories remain!
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