Gatún

Gatún

Gatun (Spanish: Gatún) is a small town on the Atlantic Side of the Panama Canal, located south of the city of Colón at the point in which Gatun Lake meets the channel to the Caribbean Sea. The town is best known as the site of the Panama Canal's Gatun Locks and Gatun Dam, built by the United States between 1906-1914.

Read more about Gatún:  Early History, Canal Construction Era, Gatun, CZ, Present-day Gatún, Gatun and Gatun Lake Benefits

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Panama Canal - Gatun Lake
... Gatun Lake also serves to provide the millions of gallons of water necessary to operate the Panama Canal locks each time a ship passes through, and provides drinking water for Panama City and Colón ... Fishing is one of the primary recreational pursuits on Gatun Lake ...
History Of The Panama Canal - The United States and The Canal - The Dams
... The dam at Pedro Miguel is of earth, and is 430 metres (1,411 ft) long, extending from a hill on the west to the lock ... The face of the dam is protected by rock riprap at the water level ...
History Of The Panama Canal - The United States and The Canal - The Locks
... The locks at Gatun are built into a cutting made in a hill bordering the lake, which required the excavation of 3,800,000 m3 (4,970,212 cu yd) of material, mostly rock ... The locks themselves were made of 1,564,400 m3 (2,046,158 cu yd) of concrete an extensive system of electric railways and overhead cableways were used to transport concrete into the lock construction sites ...
Gatun Structure
... The structure is estimated to have formed about 20 million years ago ... This would place the event in the Miocene epoch ...