(12/1/12) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will officially close the navigation system on the Upper Mississippi next Monday.
The shipping season is ending. It started back on March 17th. Traditionally, the last tow heading south of Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings means the end of the season. The tow Show Me State went through the lock last Wednesday. While the Mississippi River hasn’t frozen over yet, the Corps plans to start winter renovation and repairs on Lock and Dam 6 near Trempealeau Monday.