Minneapolis’ three major locks on the Mississippi River have reopened to commercial traffic Friday, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The three locks – the Upper St. Anthony Falls, the Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1 near Minnehaha Park – were closed to commercial traffic on June 4 due to dangerous water levels. Recreational traffic was prohibited on June 2.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its three Minneapolis locks to recreational traffic Monday.
Researchers with the Department of Natural Resources turned to the Asian carp’s cousin Wednesday in a quest to see if the fish can breach our locks and dams.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening three locks in the Twin Cities to commercial traffic Thursday, but the locks will remain closed to recreational traffic.
The St. Paul district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close three Twin Citiies locks to recreational boats Friday morning at 10 a.m. due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River.
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.
Whether pleasure boating or commercial barge, Old Man River is dictating the terms. The Army Corps of Engineers expects the upper three locks on the Mississippi River to remain closed to boaters until mid-June.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging boaters to be safe near locks and dams when they take to the Mississippi River this Labor Day weekend.
The Upper St. Anthony Falls and Lower St. Anthony Falls locks and dams in downtown Minneapolis as well as Lock and Dam No. 1 next to Minnehaha Park were closed to recreational boats Tuesday due to high water flows on the Mississippi River. The locks and dams will stay closed for approximately one week.
All three Twin Cities locks and dams are open again to all navigation traffic.
It’s the one weather phenomenon we know about months in advance. The National Weather Service is forecasting near record flood levels throughout Minnesota. So, why doesn’t the Army Corps of Engineers open up the dams and let the flood water flow downstream?