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Waste Weir

Mile 133.2 - I know we've seen a few waste weirs but this one has such an abundant flow, I thought it was unusual.  You can imagine what kind of flooding problems they had by just the number and size of these weirs.  It's rather common for a lock to include a waste weir for the lock tender to man but in addition they built them along stretches where the locks were farther apart.