The Continental Grain Company operates a port on the Minnesota River near
Savage for the purpose of loading grain onto barges for down~river shipment. The port
consists of an inlet excavated into the south bank of the Minnesota River (Figure 1). The
inlet was excavated between 1957 and 1962. Its position corresponds to the upstream
limit of navigability of the Minnesota lliver. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges
up to this point in order to maintain conditions for navigation. In recent years the inlet has
been subject to siltation, resulting in increased requirenients for dredging in order to
maintain navigability into the inlet. This report is devoted to a study of the problem and
Parker, Gary; Toro-Escobar, Carlos M.; Voigt, Richard R. Jr..
Siltation at the Continental Grain Port, Minnesota River: Diagnosis and Recommendation for Alleviation.
St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.
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