National Dam Safety Day
National Dam Safety Day
Dam things you should know about National Dam Safety Awareness Day, May 31.
National Safe Boating Week Proclamation
National Safe Boating Week 2016
District personnel join forces with the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Power Squadron to promote National Safe Boating Week.
Upstream boaters are locked through at Lock and Dam 1 in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis locks are open for business
Lock and Dam 1 and Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam are open daily, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CorpsLocks ( has a wealth of inland waterway navigation information at your fingertips. Find out where a vessel is on our inland waterway system. Use the lock queue report to see what the traffic is like at a particular lock. Calculate tonnage for a particular lock. The Corps Locks website contains lock and vessel specific information derived from the United States Army Corps of Engineers Lock Performance Monitoring System (LPMS). The information contained here represents a half-hourly updated snapshot of U.S. flag vessels and foreign vessels operating in U.S. waterways that transited a Corps-owned or operated lock structure.
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Enjoy America’s Waterways, Play It Safe and Return Home Alive

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Before you head out for a day on or near the water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, encourages you to make sure you have life jackets for everyone and that you wear them.
Published: 5/27/2016

Corps seeks comments on Lock and Dams 3-10 Miter Gate replacement

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on plans to replace the auxiliary chamber miter gates at Lock and Dams 3 thru 10 with a new damming surface.
Published: 5/26/2016

Corps of Engineers continues dredging operations near Brownsville, Minn.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, wants to remind boaters that the Mississippi River’s Crater Island will be closed during the Memorial Day weekend due to ongoing dredging activities.
Published: 5/25/2016

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