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Description - Grays Landing Lock and Dam provides for year-round navigation on the Monongahela River between Pittsburgh, PA and Fairmont, WV. It consists of one lock chamber and a fixed-crest dam which is basically a concrete wall across the river which keeps the river channel upriver of the project deep enough for navigation. Water which flows over this type of dam cannot be controlled locally and consequently cannot provide any control over flood waters. Visitors are welcome, but group tours should be scheduled in advance by calling 724-583-8304. Fishing is the most popular recreation attraction at Gray's Landing. Pets are welcome.

Attractions - Grays Landing Lock and Dam replaced Lock and Dam 7, which was located three miles upriver from the new project. Construction of the project began in 1988. The lock was completed in March 1993 and the dam in June 1995. Lock 7 was constructed between 1923 - 1926 and replaced the original timber and stone structure built just upstream of Grays Landing, PA in the late 1800's.

Grays Landing Lock and Dam consists of one lock chamber and a fixed-crest dam. This type of dam is basically a concrete weir or wall across the river which keeps the river channel upriver of the project deep enough for navigation -- at least 9 feet. Water which flows over this type of dam cannot be controlled locally and consequently cannot provide any control over flood waters. An incidental benefit derived from the pool formed by the dam is the availability of a source of municipal and industrial water supply.

Recreation - Visitors are welcome, but group tours should be scheduled in advance by calling 724-583-8304. Fishing is the most popular recreation attraction at Gray's Landing. Pets are welcome.

Climate - Pennsylvania generally has a moist climate with cold winters and warm summers. The area has cold winter months with temperatures averaging above 28 degrees Fahrenheit (above -2 degrees Celsius). The area's average summer temperatures range around 72 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 23 Celsius). However, temperatures will reach into the 80's and 90's.

Location - Grays Landing Lock and Dam is located at river mile 82 near the community of Grays Landing. Access to the lock chamber and operations buildings is on the right descending bank of the Monongahela River off State Route 166 South.


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Gray's Landing Locks And Dam, P.O. Box 671, Route 166 , Masontown, PA, 15461-0671, Phone: 724-583-8304

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Laurel Highlands / Southern Alleghenies Area - This area's mountains, valleys, rivers, meadows and woodlands make it irresistible for relaxation and recreation. It also has Mt. Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania Lakes and Reservoirs - Pennsylvania boasts as having more flowing water than any other state in the "lower 48." Whether you're looking for limestone streams, famous for trout fishing or whitewater rapids for an afternoon thrill ride, this state can fulfill that desire. The keystone state offers over 2,500 lakes and 300 streams. Ricketts Glen State Park is famous for its 30 waterfalls, the highest being a 94 foot tumble. In addition, Pennsylvania is home to the Allegheny National Forest known for its lush hardwoods, rich wildlife and a 12,000 acre lake considered ideal for catching trophy walleye, pike and muskellunge.

Links:
Gray's Landing Locks and Dam - Official agency website

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