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ST. PAUL DISTRICT - Draft Environmental Assessment available for closure of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to Navigational Traffic

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock in Minneapolis to all navigation. The action is mandated as a result of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with the requirement that the lock be closed on or before June 10, 2015.
Published: 12/18/2014

VICKSBURG DISTRICT - Vicksburg District’s Joe Parker Promoted

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has promoted Joe P. Parker to the position of Assistant Chief of the Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) of the Operations Division’s Revetment Operations Branch.
Published: 12/18/2014

ROCK ISLAND DISTRICT - Picnic Shelter Reservations to be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service

Reservations for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers picnic shelters will no longer be taken at the Lake Red Rock project office. Beginning Friday, January 2, 2015, reservations must be reserved online at www.recreation.gov or by calling the National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777. Reservations must be made a minimum of 4 days ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 months in advance. Shelter prices will remain unchanged from last year. If shelters are not reserved, they are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis.
Published: 12/17/2014

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Wider channel provides unrestricted daytime northbound transit at Fair Landing

Northbound commerce with as many as 49 barges moved through the restricted portion of the river at Fair Landing during daylight hours. This helps speed the clearing of the daily queue and reduces the wait time for southbound vessels. Work is also proceeding well in the narrowest reach of the restricted area and the Corps expects normal, unrestricted one-way traffic to resume after Monday, November 17, when the mat sinking unit completes its work in the narrow section and moves to a wider section of Fair Landing.
Published: 11/13/2014

River repairs will help commerce on the Mississippi River system

River repairs to severe bank scours along the Mississippi River at Fair Landing will lead to enduring improvements to the vital commercial artery. The narrow bend along this reach of the river now passes one-way traffic under normal conditions, the ongoing repairs and future improvement work will allow two-way traffic to pass.
Published: 11/10/2014

Regular dialogue with the navigation industry continues to keep commerce moving on the Mississippi River system

Near constant communication between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section of the lower Mississippi River (miles 632–635) near Fair Landing, Ark., and 30 miles south of Helena, Ark., with most delays less than 10 hours.
Published: 11/10/2014