St. Paul District Locks Reopening For 2024 Season

The St. Paul Engineer District has set reopening dates for four Upper Mississippi River locks that have been closed for winter maintenance.

• Lock and Dam 2 in Hastings, Minn., which was dewatered for inspection and concrete repairs, reopened to navigation March 6.

• Lock and Dam 4 in Alma, Wis., which was closed for maintenance on its lower guidewall end cell, including placement of sheet pile and concrete, also reopened March 6.

• Lock and Dam 3, near Welch, Minn., and Lock and Dam 7, near La Crescent, Minn., will reopen March 16. Both have been closed for guide wall maintenance.

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The St. Paul District maintains a 9-foot navigation channel and 13 locks and dams between Minneapolis, Minn., and Gutenberg, Iowa.