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This edition highlights fostering sustainability as a way of life, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #1
St. Paul District staff and crane operators safely lower a bulkhead to shut off the spillway for a periodic inspection of the Orwell dam, located on the Otter Tail River near Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Nov 5.
The fall edition of the Crosscurrents newsletter is now available
Paul Johnson, St. Paul District survey technician, places a survey monument along the Red River of the North, near Georgetown, Minnesota, Aug. 12. The Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in partnership with the Rock Island and Omaha districts and...
A crew of workers places the first loads of concrete at the diversion inlet structure near Horace, North Dakota, July 27. The Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is working in partnership with the cities of Fargo, North Dakota; West Fargo, North...

Around the District

The St. Paul District recently assisted the City of Hastings with diver safety during the dewatering of the city-owned hydro plant at Lock and Dam 2.

The District Dive Coordinator worked with the city's Public Works superintendent to communicate diver safety with the dive contractor, and a Corps dive safety inspector attended the pre-dive meeting, inspected equipment and monitored dive operations throughout the project.
St. Paul District biologists and divers recently conducted mussel monitoring, six years after construction of the Capoli Slough Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project in Pool 9 near Lansing, Iowa. 

Monitoring is part of Endangered Species Act compliance for the federally endangered Higgins eye mussel. Results will be compared to pre-project monitoring to better assess the beneficial effects of the project on mussels.
Cultural resources investigations continue within the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Area Flood Risk Management Project areas for properties of significance that may merit listing on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). 

One property on the NRHP is the Bernard Bernhardson House in Comstock, Minnesota, built in the 1870s by the first-known Swedish settler family along the Red River of the North.
Engineer reviews construction
Construction reaches new heights on Red River of the North project

Latest News

Upper Mississippi River 2020 navigation season comes to an end
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, locked its last tow of the season today, Nov. 30, to end the navigation season on the Upper Mississippi River.
Published: 11/30/2020
Corps of Engineers issues Enbridge Line 3 permit
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District issued an individual permit today, November 23, to Enbridge, Inc., for construction-related impacts to waters of the United States resulting from its Line 3 replacement project.
Published: 11/23/2020
Contract awarded for Lac qui Parle Dam modernization
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $5.7 million contract to Drax, Inc., out of Madison, Wisconsin, for the modernization of the Lac qui Parle Dam near Watson, Minnesota, yesterday, Nov. 12.
Published: 11/13/2020
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