Clermont Dam

River/Stream: Turkey River

Location: Clermont, Fayette County
        Latitude: 42.99795
        Longitude: -91.65835
        Click here to view an aerial map of the dam.

Built: 1863

Owner: City of Clermont

Height: 5 feet

Length: 110 feet

Hazards: varying, usage, visibility, drowning

Warning Signs: need improvement

Portage: marginally steep but good portage trail on right river bank in River park. Left river bank private property steep, with no portage options.

Comments: deteriorating

Fatalities 2

  • June 8, 2020 - Sharon Kahn & Vicki Hodge, went over the dam while tubing

October 2015 view of dam. Photo by Lyle Danielson.

Upstream view of the dam horizon line.

This warning sign is not visible from the river. Photo by Dave Hillman.