Five-in-One Dam

River/Stream: Cedar River

Location: Cedar Rapids, Linn County
        Latitude: 41.978928
        Longitude: -91.672659
        Click here to view an aerial map of the dam.

Built: municipal dam completed in 1918, replaced by 5-in-1 in 1978

Owner: City of Cedar Rapids

Height: 30 feet

Length: 515 feet

Hazards: drowning

Warning Signs:


Comments: obvious impoundment

The municipal dam was completed in 1918 and was constructed of concrete with hinged wooden flashboards along the top to raise or lower the effective height. This dam was removed when a new dam was installed in 1978 as part of the replacement of the B Avenue, NE-F Avenue, NW Bridge.

Fatalities 3

  • June 30, 1922, John Meyers, fell in while fishing
  • May 22, 1911, canoeist Leo Kelly over dam, searcher Henry Warner's boat overturned

Photos by David Leskowicz