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Corps to host three open houses onboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will host three open houses onboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi: • La Crosse, Wisconsin, Aug. 12, 5-7 p.m., at Riverside Park • Wabasha, Minnesota, Aug. 13, 5-7 p.m., at 50 Pembroke Ave. (adjacent to the National Eagle Center) • Red Wing, Minnesota, Aug. 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Levee Park
Published: 7/30/2021
Corps continues to monitor its Red River of the North reservoirs
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is closely monitoring water levels at its Red River of the North reservoirs. Below average precipitation and drought conditions continue to impact reservoir levels and discharges. Recent scattered precipitation in the basin has generally kept the pool elevations level.
Published: 7/29/2021
Corps announces additional temporary closures at Hastings lock and dam to replace nearly 80-year-old gates
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will have additional temporary closures at Lock and Dam 2 in Hastings, Minnesota, August 3 and 5 to properly align and seal the lock chamber’s new miter gates. The lock will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Published: 7/29/2021

Engineering and Construction Division

The employees in the engineering and construction division include 14 professional engineering and science disciplines. The division provides study, design and construction engineering services for civil works water resource projects, including navigation, flood control, environmental stewardship, dam safety, recreation and emergency response. This includes engineering and related support to maintain the St. Paul District's 13 locks and dams on the Mississippi River and 16 multi-purpose reservoirs.

Engineering and Construction Division

Chief: 651-290-5303
Construction Branch
Design Branch
Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Management Branch


Construction Branch

  • Branch Staff (St. Paul, Minn.)
  • Eastern Area Office (Winona, Minn.)
  • Western Area Office (Fargo, N.D.)

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Design Branch

  • Civil, Site & Surveys Section
  • Geotechnical & Geology Section
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Cost & Specs Section
  • Structural Section

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Hydraulics, Hydrology and Water Management Branch

  • Hydraulics Section
  • Water Management and Hydrology Section 

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