Minnesota family fights to save farm from dredging plan
June 4, 2017
WABASHA, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota family is fighting to save a third-generation farm from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' dredging plan.
The Post Bulletin (http://bit.ly/2shU87S) reports that Corps plans to acquire a large portion of Willard Drysdale's 415-acre farm to store dredge material in Lower Pool 4 of the upper Mississippi River in order to keep a nearby navigation channel operational.
According to a summary of the Corps' plan posted online, the permanent dredge storage sites that normally service the pool have reached capacity, forcing the engineers to build new facilities that cou...