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IMPROVING CHANNEL RELIABILITY AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT: A BALANCEDAPPROACH AT READS LANDING,
Krumholz,Daniel J. ;
CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT
The Upper Mississippi River (UMR) 9-Foot Navigation Channel extendsfrom Minneapolis, Minnesota, to the mouth of the Ohio River at Cairo, Illinois,a distance of 857.6 miles. The St. Paul District of the Corps of engineers isresponsible for operation and maintenance of the northernmost 243.6 miles. Thestates of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and a portion of Iowa border this stretch of theriver. Channel depth is maintained through a series of locks and dams, channelcontrol structures, and by dredging shoals that build in the navigation channel.The typical towboat and barge configuration using this navigation project is 1,200 ft long, 105 ft wide, and drafts 9 ft.
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