The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is hosting an open house at Lock and Dam 6, near Trempealeau, on Saturday, July 13, in conjunction with Catfish Days.
The lock, located at W24005 Lock and Dam Road in Trempealeau, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Catfish Days is an annual summer celebration held in Trempealeau.
Members of the community and surrounding areas are invited to meet lock staff, explore the facility, learn about water safety and catch a front-row seat as vessels lock through.
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 nine-foot navigation channel and 13 locks and dams from Minneapolis, Minn., to Guttenberg, Iowa. Keeping this system open is vital to the nation’s economy.
The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five Upper Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood-damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District fiscal year 2018 $106-million budget, nearly 1,700 non-corps jobs were added to the regional economy, as well as $163 million to the national economy. Learn more at www.mvp.usace.army.mil.