Ecluse de Villepinte Lock Canal Du Midi

  • Déversoir de Villepinte

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Ecluse de Villepinte Lock Canal Du Midi

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PK (Point Kilométrique): 77.813

Year of Construction: 1674

Type of lock: Simple

 

Lock keeper presence: yes

Water drop (meters): 3.05

Bike path side: North side

 

A few meters upstream from this lock is the Déversoir de Villepinte, which allows excess water to flow out of the Canal Du Midi and into the nearby Fresquel Creek.  This deversoir can also be used to drain this section of the canal in order to do maintenance work on the canal itself, often done during winter.

 

The big satellite dishes seen to the north of this lock are used to communicate with French submarines.  They are a military installation.  Link.

 

 

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