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Corps of Engineers welcomes navigation season after historic delay

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, 2014 Mississippi River navigation season has arrived.
Published: 4/16/2014

Wausau, Wis., native receives engineering award

ST. PAUL, Minn. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employee and Wausau, Wis., native, Kurt Heckendorf, was recently selected by the Minnesota Geotechnical Society as its Young Engineer of the Year for 2013.
Published: 4/15/2014

Minneapolis locks closed to recreational vessels due to high Mississippi flows

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, closed its three Twin Cities locks to recreational boats today due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River.
Published: 4/11/2014

Corps of Engineers retires Grand Forks, N.D., office

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently closed the doors to its Grand Forks, N.D., office after more than 15 years of service to the community.
Published: 3/28/2014

Engineering and Construction Division

The employees in the engineering and construction division include 14 professional engineering and science disciplines. The division provides study, design and construction engineering services for civil works water resource projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental stewardship, dam safety, recreation and emergency response. This includes engineering and related support to maintain the St. Paul District's 13 locks and dams on the Mississippi River and 16 multi-purpose reservoirs.

Engineering and Construction Division

Chief: 651-290-5303
Construction Branch
Design Branch
Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Management Branch


Construction Branch

  • Branch Staff (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Eastern Area Office (Winona, Minn.)
  • Western Area Office (Fargo, N.D.)

Send an email to: Construction Branch


Design Branch

  • Civil, Site & Surveys Section
  • Geotechnical & Geology Section
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Cost & Specs Section
  • Structural Section

Send an email to: Design Branch


Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Management Branch

  • Hydraulics Section
  • Water Management and Hydrology Section

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