GUTTENBERG, Iowa - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 10, in Guttenberg, Iowa, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is opening its doors at Lock and Dam 10, in Guttenberg, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 28, for an open house in conjunction with GermanFest.
This free event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lock and dam located at 5 Lock and Dam Ln., Guttenberg.
The public will get a behind-the-scenes perspective of the lock and dam while meeting the staff and learning about the importance of navigation to the region. The public will also get to learn about the importance of water safety and possibly catch a front-row seat as vessels lock through.
For accessibility questions or more information, please contact the Lock and Dam 10 staff directly at (651) 290-5053.
The St. Paul District’s navigation program provides a safe, reliable and cost-effective and environmentally sustainable waterborne transportation system on the Upper Mississippi River for the movement of commercial goods and for national security needs. To do this, the district maintains a 9-foot navigation channel and 13 locks and dams from Minneapolis to Guttenberg, Iowa. Keeping this system open is vital to the nation’s economy.
Nearly 16 million tons of commodities passed through Lock and Dam 10 in 2018. This included nearly 8.5 million tons of farm products such as corn and soybeans. The industries making these shipments saved approximately $430 million by using the inland waterways instead of overland shipping methods.
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Release no. 19-067
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