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Posted 5/23/2013

Release no. 13-028


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Kevin Zidarich
563-263-7913

Muscatine, IA-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 26, 2013 through September 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM, weather permitting, tours of Locks and Dam #16 will be conducted for the public.  A special Memorial Day weekend tour will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013 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 bridge in Muscatine, IA.  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 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.