Search results for: Minnesota River

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  • 30 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, announced last week that the Minnesota River Basin Interagency Study is complete and available to the public.  The study area spanned 16,770 square miles and 37 counties. The intent of the study was to understand water, sediment, nitrogen and phosphorus transport across large landscapes in order […]

  • 3 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, signed a cost sharing agreement last week with the Upper Sioux Community to study the feasibility of constructing a shoreline stabilization project along 2,000 feet of Minnesota River shoreline in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. The proposed project location, which has experienced overtopping and out of channel […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has introduced a plan to issue an Invitation for Bid for mechanical dredging services on the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri. The areas which will be included in this maintenance dredging program are between Upper Mississippi River Miles 614.0 […]

  • 25 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has announced a plan for the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers dredging project. The proposed program will require the contractor to furnish all plant, labor, material, and equipment necessary for: dredging with a backhoe, dragline, or other mechanical equipment on marine plant, and transporting dredged material to […]

  • 2 November 2010

    A recent study by University of Minnesota researcher Satish Gupta, Department of Soil, Water and Climate, shows that the turbidity in the… (farmprogress) [mappress] Source: farmprogress, November 2, 2010;

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is providing technical and direct assistance to communities following historic rain events this month. The Corps sent flood engineers to communities along the Rainy, Minnesota and Mississippi rivers to assist local responders fighting the recent floods. The engineers are providing information on how to build sandbag […]

  • 31 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a $4.5 million agreement to remediate contaminated sediment in the St. Louis River Area of Concern (AOC) on Lake Superior. The St. Louis River AOC is one of 43 toxic hotspots identified by the United States and Canada in the Great Lakes basin, and is the second […]

  • 2 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Representatives Angie Craig, Betty McCollum and Ron Kind have successfully secured emergency funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to address the impacts of this spring’s devastating floods along the Mississippi River. The funding was disbursed in response to a letter they sent in September pushing the Office of Management and Budget […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual low-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River, August 19-23, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, reports. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI in selected towns along the river. According to USACE, commission members will meet with local partners, […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Work on an extensive habitat restoration project will take place this summer in the St. Louis River estuary, where the river enters Lake Superior. Staff from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host a public open house in May to share information about the Kingsbury Bay/Grassy Point habitat restoration project, whose construction is set […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is set to host a public meeting to gather public input into its planning efforts to manage Mississippi River dredged material in Winona, Minnesota, on February 21. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. at the Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson Street. The meeting will […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Senator John Hoeven recently spoke with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Deputy Director Russ Vought, urging for the inclusion of the Red River Valley’s flood protection project in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget request. The senator stressed the significance of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issuing a permit for the […]

  • 28 December 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has granted a permit for the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project known as “Plan B.”  The permit approval followed the DNR’s completion of a supplemental environmental review that examined revisions to an earlier iteration of the project. The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority now has the combined dam safety and public […]

  • 4 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The River Restoration 2018 Conference is set to take place from October 28-30, in Two Harbors, Minnesota.  This conference is structured to promote open dialogue and understanding on approaches to holistic, applied stream restoration and protection. Presentations will focus on methods to improve both physical and ecological (water quality, hydrology, channel stability, and connectivity) functions […]

  • 7 June 2018
    Business & Finance, Vessels

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, dredging crew is working hard to remove sediment from the Mississippi River channel near Wabasha, Minnesota. The Corps uses dredge Goetz to remove the material, placing it on Crats Island, one of the district’s dredge material placement sites across from the Wabasha Marina. According to USACE, […]

  • 23 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    North Dakota Senator, John Hoeven, yesterday announced that he has secured a provision in the Senate’s Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) that supports the construction of comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley. Hoeven’s legislation will allow flood control structures under the updated comprehensive flood protection plan for the Fargo-Moorhead region to be […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is hosting an open house in Red Wing, Minnesota, April 4, to discuss a habitat improvement study in and around Pierce County Islands and the Head of Lake Pepin in Upper Pool 4 of the Mississippi River.  […]

  • 21 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has just released the latest update on their Marsh Lake Ecosystem Restoration Project, located near Ortonville, Minnesota. Contractors for the St. Paul District’s restoration program built up the ice thickness to create a crossing site for hauling excavated soil, an effort that saves nearly seven miles per […]

  • 25 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Four projects that support freight movement on Minnesota’s waterways received a total of $5 million in grants through the state’s Port Development Assistance Program, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced yesterday. The program will help one project in the Twin Cities metro area and three projects in Greater Minnesota improve the transportation system and support […]

  • 17 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues its efforts to develop a draft dredged material management plan for the Mississippi River’s Lower Pool 4, near Wabasha, Minnesota. USACE also announced that it will not meet the self-imposed deadline of December 15 to release an updated draft plan. The Corps staff are currently […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    President Donald Trump recently appointed Maj. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser as the president of the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) and Col. Paul E. Owen as a member of the commission. Commission appointments are nominated by the President of the U.S. and vetted by the U.S. Senate. Kaiser is the commander and division engineer of the […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications for projects through its Lake Superior Coastal Program. According to DNR, about $450,000 will be available for projects to begin after September 1, 2018. Applications are due Thursday, November 30. Funding for these grants is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office for […]

  • 27 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed construction project to widen and manage flow rates for a section of the Mississippi River channel near Hastings that has narrowed with sediment build up.  Changing sediment patterns have made it difficult and costly to maintain safe navigation through […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Dredging activities in the Mississippi River near, Wabasha, Minnesota, are creating foam near the Crats Island unloading site. This naturally occurring foam, sometimes in the form of thin white lines or grey-brown floating clumps, is created by mixing of plant materials and the water during the dredging process. The foam can develop on windy and […]

  • 11 August 2016
    Business & Finance

    Known more commonly as the home of the retired ore carrier/tourist attraction the William A. Irvin, Duluth’s Minnesota Slip is also home to 37,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment. The contamination is the result of a century of industrial and shipping activities that left “legacy pollutants” that are likely destined for cleanup. This site is […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on a proposed habitat improvement project on the Sand Hill River near Beltrami, Minnesota. The Sand Hill Watershed District requested permission from St. Paul District to modify the existing flood control project on the Sand Hill River. They’re requesting to install 16 […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday announced that an additional $3.5 million has been made available for work in the Spirit Lake portion of the St. Louis River Area of Concern on Lake Superior near Duluth, Minnesota.  EPA will provide $2.275 million through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and U.S. Steel will provide $1.225 […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Wisconsin’s waters are benefiting from the hard work of public and private partners, with the latest progress coming on the Sheboygan River. Thanks to four major dredging projects coordinated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many partners, the first and most challenging of nine beneficial use impairments for […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the first of nine environmental impairments, which caused the St. Louis River to be included on a binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern, has been lifted one year ahead of schedule. EPA Regional Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined for the announcement […]