Three waterways were closed to recreational boaters Friday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul district due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River. The locks closed included Upper St. Anthony Falls, Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1, located next to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.
Four people had to be rescued when their boat became stuck on top of a dam near Perham. The Forum newspaper reports authorities were called Wednesday night when the boat got stuck sideways on the concrete dam.
The St. Paul district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reopen three Twin Cities locks and dams on the Mississippi River to commercial traffic Wednesday.
The body of a missing Xcel Energy worker was found Friday, three days after he disappeared into the Minnesota River.
Search and rescue efforts are underway after a man, who was working at a dam site near Granite Falls, went into the water.
A Minnesota House committee has eliminated funding to rebuild a dam that officials say is the best option for stopping the spread of invasive Asian carp into many of the state’s northern lakes.
Barnes County officials plan to file a claim against a contractor who did not complete repairs to a damaged dam in southeast North Dakota.
The Des Lacs River’s slow decline took the pressure off a fragile dam and the people who live nearest it, with most of the evacuees in a 30-home development filtering back home to turn their attention to cleanup and flooded basements.
Residents downstream of a troubled dam on the Des Lacs River in northwest North Dakota remain under a flash flood watch through Saturday night.
About 200 people who live near the Des Lacs River in northwest North Dakota have been advised to evacuate their homes because a dam might fail, though it did not appear that many had heeded the warning early Wednesday.
Three Twin Cities lock and dams have been closed to recreational boats due to increasingly high water in the Mississippi River.
Minnesota has hundreds of aging dams that are no longer needed, some in danger of failing.