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Input sought on Twin Cities locks disposition study

Published June 20, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public input on a study to evaluate three lock and dam sites located in Minneapolis.

Included in the study are locks at Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to evaluate two primary alternatives for each site: (1) no action, which would see the St. Paul District continue to operate the sites as-is, and, (2) de-authorization by Congress of the Corps’ federal navigation missions at the sites, leading to disposal of the properties through the General Services Administration. As part of the study the St. Paul District will identify entities that may be interested in owning the properties.

The scoping process for the disposition study will include two public meetings:

-       Monday, July 16 – 6-8 p.m. – Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis

-       Tuesday, July 17 – 6-8 p.m. – Highland Park Sr. High Auditorium, 1015 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul

Comments concerning the scope of the study should be submitted to: District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ATTN: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth Street East, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101-1638. Questions on the study can be directed to Nan Bischoff at 651-290-5426 or

Additional information can be viewed at: The scoping period for the study ends Aug. 20. A draft report will be available for public review in spring 2019.

Release no. 18-045