A: 18″ to 24″
According to our sources, the river in Saint Paul would be between 18″ and 24″ deep in the months of July and August, if it weren’t for the pooling of water created by the locks and dams. Could you imagine being able to walk across the river all summer long?
Today, the Army Corp of Engineers is responsible for maintaining at least a 9′ channel from Saint Paul to New Orleans. This is the depth a barge, carrying up to 1,500 tons of product, needs to make its way up and down the river.