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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Public Affairs Office
332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 290-5807
Fax: (651) 290-5752
How a lock works is demonstrated during the Lock and Dam 1 open house July 19, 2013.
Aerial photo of Lock and Dam 1
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 1, located near Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The lock and dam, often referred to as the Ford Dam, is located at 5000 West River Parkway, Minneapolis. It is also adjacent to Minnehaha Park.
Corps staff will be available to discuss how the lock works, and a hands-on lock model will be available for kids to play with during the open house. Visitors will also be invited to visit areas that are normally off limits to include the lock house.
In addition to the Corps staff that will be available to answer questions about the lock and navigation, members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will also be available to discuss the importance of water safety.
This open house is free and is being held in conjunction with Highland Fest 2015.
The nearly 650 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 Corps’ Fiscal Year 2014 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
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Release no. 15-027
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