Navigational Dams

Navigation dams on the Ohio River and its major tributaries have a significant impact on the velocity of the stream. The modern high lift dams have resulted in a deeper, slower moving river than existed previously. This suggests certain influences on water quality: settling of some materials would increase, resulting in lower turbidity, while atmospheric re-aeration would decrease, resulting in lower dissolved oxygen.

Ohio River Navigational Dams

Monongahela River Navigational Dams

Kanawha River Navigational Dams