Lock and dam

The structures on the Caloosahatchee …

Serve the dual mission of navigation and water management.

The S-78 Ortona lock …
And dam

Additional note: The Ortona lock and dam (a bit unwittingly) fills in as the modern-day proxy for the ghost of Ft. Thompson Falls as well. While the lock itself is located about 7 miles upstream of the old limestone run of rapids, it functionally holds water back the same way, if also at a lower level. Unlike the S-79 in Olga or the S-77 in Moore Haven, boats have to be raised and lowered a solid 5-10 feet in the lock.

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