Minneapolis locks reopen to recreational traffic

3:25 PM, Jul 6, 2013   |    comments
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened its three Minneapolis locks to recreation traffic.

On July 3, the locks had reopened to commercial vessels.The locks are located at St. Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park.

The locks were closed two weeks ago when flows on the Mississippi River exceeded 30,000 cubic feet per second. The Corps' St. Paul District is required to close the locks when the water gets too high.

Though the flows are falling to a point where boats can safely travel through them, the Corps still encourages boaters to use caution in the area. 

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