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Corps of Engineers seeks land from willing land owners near Mississippi River

Published Aug. 22, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues seeking land from willing landowners near the Mississippi River. 

The Corps is actively seeking land suitable for use as a permanent dredged material placement site. On average, the St. Paul District dredges 1 million cubic yards of material each year. This is roughly enough material to fill up US Bank Stadium or Lambeau Field.

In order to ensure the navigation channel remains open for commerce, the Corps needs to find permanent placement sites. To keep costs down for the tax payer, the Corps looks for sites that are in close proximity to where they are dredging (to save in transportation costs) and are environmentally suitable.

Corps staff are also reaching out to agency and community partners to assist them in identifying suitable options. If you are, or know of anyone, interested in working with the Corps to sell or otherwise make land available for placement purposes, which is close to the Mississippi River between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Guttenberg, Iowa, please contact Paul Machajewski, dredged material manager, at your convenience. He can be reached at 651-290-5866 or by email at

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


Legal Disclaimer: This news release should not be construed as a notice of intent to acquire real property under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4601 et seq.) (“Uniform Act”). The Corps will need to conduct an environmental review of potential dredged material placement sites before use may be allowed.  In addition, the Corps will need to comply with the requirements of the Uniform Act and other laws and regulations, as applicable, which may include developing an appraisal before an offer to purchase real property can be made.


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