Historic agreement creates river sand management partnership
City of Wabasha, Minnesota, Mayor Emily Duran, left, looks on as Col. Eric Swenson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District commander, speaks during a signing ceremony at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha July 24. The city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District signed a Section 217 agreement for the management of dredged river sand removed from the Mississippi River 9-foot navigation channel. The agreement allows the city to help manage the sand while affording the Corps of Engineers the opportunity to focus more of their efforts on long-term planning and management of the Mississippi River. The agreement is also a win for the river by ensuring there is a place to store the river sand, which is a component of ensuring a safe, reliable navigation channel.

Download Image: Full Size (8.2 MB)
Photo by: Patrick Moes |  VIRIN: 230724-A-LI073-1075.JPG

Contact Public Affairs

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Public Affairs Office
332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: (651) 290-5807
Fax: (651) 290-5752