Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Mill City Ruins, the Minneapolis Locks, and St. Anthony Falls
The lock is controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers, but is currently not operating. It is indefinitely closed to prevent the spread of asian carp.
a tunnel that was bored through the bedrock to create more power collapsed, and nearly collapsed the waterfall into a gnarly rapid. It took several years to stabilize the waterfall, and now the falls are completely encased in concrete to prevent the possibility of collapse. If they would have collapsed, Minneapolis would have never grown up to be the big city it is.
Nearest City: Minneapolis, MN
Location: N° W°
Time Needed: 2 hours
Kid Friendly: more geared to big kids