Posted on July 28, 2021
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is scheduled to begin moving approximately 50,000 cubic yards of river sand, or dredged material, from the Dakota Island Placement Site, near Dakota, Minnesota, to the Trempealeau, Wisconsin, Placement Site, which is about 8 miles away.
The Corps’ contractor, Legacy Corporation, out of East Moline, Illinois, expects to begin the removal process this week.
The contractor plans to move the material via barge and operate during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. The project is expected to last through the end of August. Corps officials remind boaters within the area to use caution when recreating near the work activities.
The St. Paul District’s navigation program provides a safe, reliable and cost-effective and environmentally sustainable waterborne transportation system on the Upper Mississippi River for the movement of commercial goods and for national security needs. To do this, the district maintains a 9-foot navigation channel and 13 locks and dams from Minneapolis to Guttenberg, Iowa. Keeping this system open is vital to the nation’s economy.