ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is re-releasing the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam disposition study draft report after updating it to reflect new legislation passed by Congress in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020.
The Water Resources Development Act of 2020, or WRDA 2020, signed into law Dec. 27, 2020, authorizes the Secretary of the Army to convey lands adjacent to the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to the city of Minneapolis, and provide additional licenses over the lock structures for recreation, tourism and interpretative purposes.
WRDA 2020 does not change the Corps’ tentatively selected plan, which recommends complete disposal of the federal project at Upper St. Anthony Falls, and offering monetary incentive to expedite the disposal.
The updated draft report has been reposted to our website: https://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/MplsLocksDisposition/.
Questions or comments on the report and environmental assessment will be accepted through March 18, 2021, and should be directed to Nan Bischoff, at 651-290-5426 or MplsLocksDisposition@usace.army.mil. Please address all formal written correspondence on this project to the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 5th St. E., Suite 700, St. Paul,
The St. Paul District released its initial draft report Dec. 16, 2020, and paused the review on Jan. 7, 2021.
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