ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 10, in Guttenberg, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 23, in conjunction with GermanFest.
The open house is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The lock is located at 5 Lock and Dam Lane, Guttenberg, Iowa, adjacent to the Lockmaster House Museum.
The Corps is opening its doors to the public to demonstrate how a lock works and supports inland waterways navigation.
Due to security considerations, backpacks and larger bags are not allowed on the lock site, purses are acceptable. The open house is free. For accessibility questions or more information, please contact the Lock and Dam 10 staff at (651) 290-5949.
Lock and Dam 10 is one of 13 Mississippi River locks managed by the St. Paul District. In total, there are 29 locks on the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to St. Louis. The locks serve as a stairway for towboats moving commodities up and down the river. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will also be in attendance and have information on water and boating safety.
The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
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