River/Stream: Maquoketa River
Built: 1840. (Reconstructed ????) Removed 2017.
Owner: Willard Hawker
Height: formerly 22 feet
Length: formerly 196 feet
Hazards: drownings, height
Comments: phase one dam removal and channel restoration completed in 2017. Phase two will begin in 2018 to reroute the Maquoketa River back into its oriignal channel after breaching into a neighboring creek due to floods of 2008 and 2010.
- July 18, 1968 - Bill Tibbott, seining for fish
- July 17, 1948 - fisherman Jerry Kirby, fell during attempt to climb from the dam to the pier
View of river right side of former damPhoto by Robin Stone
View of stream and bank stabilization and restoration post-removal