☷Corps of Engineers to host open houses to gather comments on future of two Twin Cities locks and dams
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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The U . S . Army Corps of Engineers , St . Paul District , is hosting four public open house events to obtain input on the future of both Lower St . Anthony Falls Lock and Dam , and Lock and Dam 1 . The projects are located on the Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St . Paul , Minnesota . The U . S . Army Corps of Engineers , St . Paul District , is hosting four public open house events to obtain input on the future of both Lower St . Anthony Falls Lock and Dam , and Lock and Dam 1 . The projects are located on the Mississippi River betwee......n Minneapolis and St . Paul , Minnesota . Corps of Engineers staff are exploring options for these two sites since the closure of Upper St . Anthony Falls Lock and Dam in 2015 significantly reduced their use for navigation . The study will help staff look at a variety of options for these sites to include no changes and de - authorization by Congress of the Corps’ federal navigation missions at these sites . The upcoming events are: •Tuesday , Oct . 11 , 6 - 8 p . m . | Highland Park Middle School , 975 Snelling Ave S , St . Paul •Friday , Oct . 14 , 2 - 6 p . m . | Lock and Dam 1 , 5000 W River Parkway , Minneapolis •Saturday , Oct . 15 , 10 a . m . - 2 p . m . | Lock and Dam 1 , 5000 W River Parkway , Minneapolis •Tuesday , Oct . 25 , 6 - 8 p . m . | Dowling Elementary School , 3900 W River Parkway , Minneapolis Attendees at the open house events will have the opportunity to learn more about the study and the Corps of Engineers’ process to evaluate options . Attendees will also be able to provide official comments and stakeholders may express their interest in owning any of the structures . This study is expected to take at least 2 years to complete . Once complete , the St . Paul District will provide a recommendation to Congress after fully evaluating all alternatives . Comments concerning the scope of the study may also be submitted to: District Engineer , U . S . Army Corps of Engineers , St . Paul District , ATTN: Regional Planning and Environment Division North , 332 Minnesota Street , Suite E1500 , St . Paul , MN 55101 , or by email to MplsLocksDisposition@usace . army . mil . Additional information can be viewed at: http://www . mvp . usace . army . mil/MplsLocksDisposition/ . The meeting venues are wheelchair accessible . If you need interpretive services , please call 651 - 290 - 5030 or email MplsLocksDisposition@usace . army . mil by Oct . 4 .
01 October 2022 ( October 01 2022 )
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