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Rising River Closes Locks To Recreational Boaters

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The rising Mississippi River has forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the three Twin Cities locks to recreational boats on Wednesday.

The Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks in downtown Minneapolis, and Lock and Dam 1 located next to Minnehaha Park, were closed as flows passed 30,000 cubic feet per second.

The National Weather Service forecasts that it could be six days before flows are below 30,000 cfs and the locks are once again open to recreational traffic.

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