Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Didier » June 26th, 2018, 4:31 pm

Has it been studied how the aging infrastructure would be affected? A lot of the embankments down there are already looking kind of wonky.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby minneboom » June 28th, 2018, 10:38 pm


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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby David Greene » June 29th, 2018, 3:28 pm

I don't suppose the bridge stone displaced by the truss section was stored somewhere.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby seanrichardryan » June 29th, 2018, 8:20 pm

minneboom wrote:
June 28th, 2018, 10:38 pm
More on restoring the gorge.

https://www.americanrivers.org/2018/06/ ... ver-gorge/
I see they're still parading that whitewater kayak photo around town. :eyeroll:
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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Didier » August 27th, 2018, 10:35 am

There's a survey here, but more interesting is a lot of ideas for improving the parks along the Mississippi River gorge.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Y7PTCQ

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby minneboom » August 27th, 2018, 11:24 pm

Also, if you go to the last page of this document, there are some pretty interesting diagrams showing how the river would change with removal of the dams. There would be much more land along the shores and several islands.

https://www.minneapolisparks.org/_asset ... educed.pdf

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby seanrichardryan » August 28th, 2018, 10:00 am

To be clear, that is how the river looked in 1895, not how it would look if dams were removed.
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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby minneboom » August 28th, 2018, 11:05 pm

The slide says riparian character with dam removal and with dam remaining. The river could return to this 1895 state, with islands and more parkland along the shores, if the dams are removed.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby EOst » August 29th, 2018, 7:35 am

It would take more than just removing the dams. The post-dam sediment layer on some of those cross sections is pretty thick.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Silophant » August 29th, 2018, 9:19 am

Which dams are they assuming would be removed? I guess there's a chance the Ford Dam would go away, but are they thinking the St. Anthony Falls dams would go too?

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby gpete » August 29th, 2018, 11:08 am

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating the possibility of ceasing operation of all three: Upper St. Anthony, Lower St. Anthony, and Lock and Dam 1 (Ford). http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/MplsLocksDisposition/

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Anondson » September 4th, 2018, 8:22 pm

Anyone else look at this survey about the park future of the river flats areas of the gorge?

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Y7PTCQ

The survey even has plans for the various areas. Even foresightful enough to have a plan in case the dam removal happens and boat tour traffic won’t work.

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Re: Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Postby Blaisdell Greenway » September 28th, 2018, 8:52 am

My first streets article is up and it's about Nicollet Island: https://streets.mn/2018/09/27/nicollet- ... the-trees/

I left a comment at the end with a few unresolved questions from my research. Some of y'all deep diggers might know where to look.


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