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RUSSIAN CITIES - VOLGA

 
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It is 23:19 and we are here looking over the downstream gate of the lock #6, the closest one to Moscow, on the Moscow-Volga Canal. Note the large drop (over 8 meters) we will have before the gate is opened. This is a single lock. That means that the barges waiting there to move upstream will enter the lock after we pull out. Then the lower gate will close and the lock will fill with water, raising them to the level of the canal upstream. Note that the downstream gate is a swing gate because it operates above the level of the water when being opened.

 
     

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