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New Lock at the Soo to host follow-up public meeting for Hydro Plant tail race closing

Detroit District
Published March 3, 2023
Aerial view looking west at the Soo Locks Hydro Plant tail race and St. Marys River rapids in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. taken May 2010.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District will host an in-person public meeting 6 p.m., March 15, 2023, to follow-up on the closure of the Soo Locks Hydro Plant tail race during New Lock at the Soo construction.

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District will host an in-person public meeting 6 p.m., March 15, 2023, to follow-up on the closure of the Soo Locks Hydro Plant tail race during New Lock at the Soo construction.

The Corps of Engineers has a preliminary closure plan for the upcoming season and would like to present the strategy for the 2023 construction season to ensure effective communication of closures with anglers and interested parties.

The Corps of Engineers previously hosted a public meeting to discuss the Hydro Plant tail race closures April 20, 2022.

“The tail race is and has been a very popular community fishing spot,” Mick Awbrey, Chief Integrated Project Office said. “The Corps of Engineers goal during New Lock at the Soo construction is to minimize effects to the community while maintaining safe unimpeded marine-based construction access.”

The in-person meeting will take place at the Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Walker Cisler Center in the Crow’s Nest room. A LSSU parking pass will not be needed.

To be added to the Hydro Plant tail race closure alert system, please contact Carrie Fox at carrie.d.fox@usace.army.mil or 906-259-2841.

To find more information on the New Lock at the Soo, visit the Detroit District Website: https://www.lre.usace.army.mil/About/Highlighted-Projects/New_Soo_Lock/.


Contact
Carrie Fox
906-259-2841
carrie.d.fox@usace.army.mil

Release no. 23-005

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