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To protect Mississippi River dam, Army Corps may build an island near Hastings

17November 2020

To protect Mississippi River dam, Army Corps may build an island near Hastings

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Decades of ice and wind blowing uninterrupted for miles along the Mississippi River have eaten away at the embankment of the lock and dam in Hastings. But rather than reinforce the gravel and dirt that have held up the structure since the 1930s, only to see it wash away again, the Army Corps of Engineers wants to try something new: Build an island. The 40-acre island would be built just upstream of the dam with the sand and mud the corps dredges out of the lock to keep it open for navigation. It would act as a windbreak, taking the…. See article below.

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Source: https://www.startribune.com/to-protect-mississippi-river-dam-army-corps-may-build-an-island-near-hastings/573094151/

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