Recreators canoe Gull River, near Brainerd, Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, closed its Gull Lake Dam and Recreation Site, located near Brainerd, Minnesota, this morning until further notice. A severe storm passed through the campground last night, July 12, and hundreds of trees are down. Campers are being asked to exit the park, so the Corps can begin tree removal.
The campground’s boat ramp is also closed.
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. 15-030
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