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Public-images-osm logo.svg water = lock
Water area of the lock chamber Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: waterways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

water=lock is used for the area of a lock chamber in combination with natural=water. A lock chamber is used for raising and lowering boats, ships and other watercraft between stretches of water of different levels on river and canal waterways.

How to map

The mapping of a lock and its parts is described on wiki-site lock=*.

See also waterway=lock_gate and waterway=canal

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