US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

In partnership with other agencies, service-support organizations and dozens of volunteers, we hosted more than 30 veterans at Sandy Lake Recreation Area on June 10 for fishing, food and camaraderie.
Currently there are three active channel-dredging operations in the Mississippi River: the hydraulic Dredge Goetz near Alma, Wis.; a government mechanical dredge plant near Alma; and a contract mechanical dredge plant near Weaver, Minn.
A crew operates a hydrographic survey boat to support dredging operations near Read’s Landing May 31 to verify that the 9-foot navigation channel is maintained after the Dredge Goetz removed an estimated 60,000 cubic yards from channel.
The Dredge Goetz crew returns to the St. Paul District after helping-out downstream districts during the winter months. The vessel locked through Lock and Dam 4, in Alma, May 22 to begin dredging operations in Lower Pool 4 of the Mississippi River.
As part of the district's Dredged Material Management Plan, the public, private entities and government agencies are encouraged to take dredged material free of charge from Corps of Engineers' material stockpiles.

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Mississippi River recreation area at Blackhawk Park to partially reopen
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will reopen portions of Blackhawk Park, near DeSoto, Wisconsin, June 13.
Published: 6/11/2019
Corps of Engineers reopens Minneapolis locks for recreational traffic
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reopened its locks at Lower St. Anthony falls and Lock and Dam 1, both in Minneapolis, to recreational traffic June 5.
Published: 6/7/2019
Nearly $5 million contract awarded for dredging on Upper Mississippi River
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $4.7 million contract May 31 to LS Marine, Inc., of St. Paul, to conduct dredging operations in support of channel maintenance within the Mississippi River.
Published: 6/6/2019

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