Portage options: Take-out on the right above the Main Street Dam.
Comments: In July 2009 the Department of Cultural Affairs awarded $179,450 of Iowa Great Places funding to the City of Charles City for Riverfront Park Development. The project seeks reduce hazards at the lower dam and improve fish habitat and river recreation opportunities.
Documented Fatalities: 1
March 22, 2016, Kevin Endelman, swept over dam after falling out of boat anchored above the dam