C&O Canal Dam 5

Dam #5 is one of two surviving dams on the Potomac River that were originally built to create pools of water that could feed the canal during periods when the river flow was low. The other surviving dam is Dam #4.

Dam #5 is located about 7 miles upstream from Williamsport, Maryland at mile 106.6. The two surviving dams now provide water for small electric generating plants.

~ by Rsmith on May 15, 2011.

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