June 13, 2018 07:52 PM
For the first time in more than 50 years, a channel on the Mississippi River is again flowing.
The South Washington Watershed District tore out a dam last fall in Grey Cloud Island Township and replaced it with a bridge.
The dam had been built to control flooding.
The watershed district's Matt Moore said the $1.2 million project will bring a big environmental benefit.
"Just restoring the flow, we can restore the water quality, the habitat, the shoreline, everything," Moore said.
The channel will serve as a shortcut for boaters between St. Paul Park and Hastings.
Updated: June 13, 2018 07:52 PM
Created: June 13, 2018 04:31 PM
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