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