Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny | TribLIVE

Imagine 160 miles of continuous open water on the Allegheny River from the Kinzua Dam in Warren County to the Natrona dam in Harrison.

It’s not just a dream; it’s the subject of two studies: The nonprofit American Rivers, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is studying and advocating for the removal of the Allegheny River’s upper locks and dams as it has done throughout the country for what it says is decrepit and obsolete water infrastructure.

The Army Corps of Engineers, owner of the locks and dams, also is studying the future of the aging and lesser-used river locks in Armstrong County and in the upper reaches of the Monongahela River.

Source: Army Corps of Engineers contemplates tearing out lightly used locks, dams on upper Allegheny | TribLIVE