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Minneapolis locks closing for the end of navigation season

Lock and Dam 1, Minneapolis, on a fine spring morning May 15, 2018.

Posted on October 18, 2021

Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam 1, both in Minneapolis, to commercial and recreational vessels for the end of the navigation season Monday, Nov. 1.

The Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam remains closed. Locks 2 and south will remain open until the end of November, weather permitting.

The St. Paul District navigation program provides a safe, reliable, 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.


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