Lock and Dam #16 Tours

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project invites

the public to enjoy a tour of Lock and Dam #16.  Every Sunday from May 29,

2011 through September 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM, weather permitting, tours of Locks

and Dam #16 will be conducted for the public.  A special Labor Day weekend

tour will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2:00 PM. 

Lock and Dam #16 is located off 102nd Ave West on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River about one mile upstream from the Muscatine Bridge.  Participants will be presented with a history of the Upper Mississippi River system, how the river system operates and the process it takes to move a barge through a lock.  The tour is capped off with a walk on the lock and dam structure.

Walking is a part of the tour, so participants must wear shoes with enclosed

toes and an enclosed back (tennis shoes are best).  Advance reservations are

required as group size is limited.  Please allow approximately one hour to

complete the tour. 

For more information and to make reservations, please

contact the Muscatine Park Rangers by e-mail at mvrodmn16@usace.army.mil or by phone at (563) 263-7913.