Locks And Dams
The Boy Scouts of America floated down the Mississippi River from Boom Island in Minneapolis down to Fort Snelling. It was one last chance to go through the locks and dams before they close forever.
A frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.
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.
The St. Paul district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed three Twin Cities locks and dams on the Mississippi River to commercial traffic due to high water levels, officials said Wednesday.