Operations Division

There are five primary functions of the Operations Division:

  • Flood Risk Management: We own and operate 16 vital flood damage reduction reservoirs and annually inspect more than 100 flood damage reduction levees, channel improvements and bank protection projects.
  • Navigation: We operate and maintain 13 locks and dams and maintain the 9-foot navigation channel on the Upper Mississippi River.
  • Recreation: We administer 49 recreation areas, annually providing more than 50 million hours of enjoyment.
  • Water Supply: Our reservoirs provide municipal and industrial water for five communities in western Minnesota and North Dakota.
  • Environmental Stewardship : We protect, preserve, restore, and enhance ecological and cultural resources on 29,317 acres of Corps-owned lands and 335,853 acres of water at 16 reservoir projects while allowing reasonable public access.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Operations Division 

332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Tel: (651) 290-5197
Fax: (651) 290-5330