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First tow marks unofficial opening to navigation season

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The 2015 Mississippi River navigation season has arrived. The Motor Vessel New Dawn locked through Lock and Dam 2, near Hastings, Minnesota, at 7:45 a.m. this morning. She was pushing nine loaded barges en route to St. Paul, Minnesota. [Read More]
Published: Mar-25-15

Public invited to provide input on proposed flood damage reduction project

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and the Souris River Joint Water Resources Board, or SRJB, will hold two public meetings to review preliminary plans for and solicit public input on a project which would provide increased flood protection along the Mouse River near Minot, North Dakota. [Read More]
Published: Mar-11-15

Lock and Dam 5A to reopen by March 23

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will reopen Lock and Dam 5A, near Fountain City, Wisconsin, no later than March 23. The facility was originally scheduled to reopen today, March 9, but thick ice conditions indicate that navigation will not begin on the Upper Mississippi River until later than originally anticipated. Work crews are set to complete scheduled maintenance within the new timeframe. [Read More]
Published: Mar-09-15

Corps to reopen the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock for short period

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will reopen its Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, located in Minneapolis, to navigation prior to the June 10 mandated closure. [Read More]
Published: Feb-25-15

Corps of Engineers to take annual Lake Pepin ice measurements

ST. PAUL, Minn. – One of the first signs of spring for the Upper Midwest is here. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin taking this year's annual Lake Pepin ice measurements Feb. 18. [Read More]
Published: Feb-12-15

Corps continues Mississippi River Headwaters drawdowns at its reservoirs

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues drawing down its Mississippi River Headwaters reservoirs in preparation for spring runoff. [Read More]
Published: Feb-12-15

Comments sought on proposed Minot, North Dakota, sewer extension

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on the proposed First Larson West Sanitary Sewer Project – Highway 83 Extension environmental infrastructure project in Minot, North Dakota. [Read More]
Published: Jan-23-15

Hours of operations to be reduced at Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, announced today the hours of operation will be reduced a to single, 10-hour shift, seven days a week, at Lower St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam and Lock Dam 1 following the closure of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. These three locks are all located in Minneapolis. [Read More]
Published: Jan-09-15

Draft Environmental Assessment available for closure of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to Navigational Traffic

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock in Minneapolis to all navigation. The action is mandated as a result of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with the requirement that the lock be closed on or before June 10, 2015. [Read More]
Published: Dec-18-14

Corps of Engineers releases Lock and Dam 2 statistics for the 2014 navigation season

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released the 2014 navigation statistics for the Upper Mississippi River today, Dec. 10. The 2014 navigation season was one of the shortest seasons on record. A historically late start, coupled by summer floods, finished with the earliest closure at Lock and Dam 2, in Hastings, Minnesota, since 1970. Despite the challenges, there were 2,452 lockages at the lock during the 2014 navigation season. There were 2,574 lockages during the 2013 navigation season. [Read More]
Published: Dec-10-14
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