Lock Chamber

  • (noun): Enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it.
    Synonyms: lock

Some articles on locks, lock, lock chamber, chamber, chambers, lock chambers:

Panama Canal Expansion Project - The Project - Water Saving Basins
... The new locks have Water Saving Basins (WSB) ... These are basins to reduce the volume of water that is needed in lock operation ... All lock operation, now and in the future, is using gravity and valves ...
Panama Canal Locks - Filling and Draining
... Each lock chamber requires 26,700,000 US gal (101,000 m3) to fill it from the lowered position to raised the same amount of water must be drained from the chamber to lower it again ... walls are three large water culverts, which are used to carry water from the lake into the chambers to raise them, and from each chamber down to the next, or to the sea, to lower them ... branch off from these main culverts, and run underneath the lock chambers to openings in the floors ...

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