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High Water Levels Cause 3 Locks To Close To Recreational Boaters

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.

04/11/2014

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Lock, Dam To Reopen Week Later Than Scheduled

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Lock and Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis., will reopen a week later than scheduled. The facility originally was scheduled to reopen March 10, but the reopening has been pushed back to March 17.

03/03/2014

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Barge Traffic Halted Near Mississippi River Lock

Crews are scrambling to make repairs near the busiest lock on a vital Mississippi River commerce corridor near St. Louis. Hundreds of barges and tugboats remained snarled Wednesday in a backlog that was growing worse by the hour.

09/19/2012

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Mpls. Locks, Dams To Reopen To Recreation Traffic

Recreational boaters can get back on the Mississippi River beginning at noon on Friday, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening the three Twin Cities locks after closing them on Memorial Day.

06/07/2012

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Upper St. Anthony Lock Touted As Carp Blocker

Federal and state leaders are highlighting the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in downtown Minneapolis as a crucial barrier for stopping Asian carp’s advance up the Mississippi River.

03/12/2012

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High Water Forces Twin Cities Dam Closures

Three Twin Cities lock and dams have been closed to recreational boats due to increasingly high water in the Mississippi River.

04/05/2011

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