Meldahl Dam  LbNA # 2524 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateSep 7 2002
LocationChilo, OH
Found By bigpoppaduz
Last Found Jun 19 2005
Hike Distance?

Near Chilo, Ohio, Clermont County
Difficulty : easy
Placed : September 7, 2002 ~ by franzsolo... ( )
You will need to bring along a pen,ink pad,and a compass.

The US Army Corps of Engineers begin improving the Ohio River in 1824 by dredging sandbars and removing snags. The first lock and dam was completed in 1885 about five miles below Pittsburgh, and 12 more were built in 1910. Channelization of the river was completed in 1929 with 50 lock and dam structures in operation. This system was later replaced by a high rise system of 20 dams. Nine navigational projects (locks and dams) are in operation today along the Ohio river bordering Ohio.

Clues :
The entrance is on US 52 near Chilo ,Ohio
Right side of road going East.
After entering the Dam driveway,turn Right at the Dam " fishing access " sign.
The parking lot will be on your left.
From the most S.E. corner of the parking lot there is a large tree.
From that tree take a bearing of 130º for 72 paces (a pace = 2 steps ;about 5 feet )
An Orange pipe coming out of the ground is what you are looking for.
Now take a final reading of 260º ..
You are looking for a " Restricted NO PARKING " sign
Look a little bit harder and you will see Meldahl Dam.