River/Stream: Maquoketa River
Built: 1852. (Concrete reconstruction 1914.) Removed 2017.
Owner: Donated to County Conservation Board by 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 to reroute the Maquoketa River back into its oriignal channel after breaching into a neighboring creek due to floods of 2008 and 2010 completed in late 2018.
- July 18, 1968 - Bill Tibbott, stepped into a deep hole while seining for fish
- May 29, 1958 - Jan Speed, tried to swim across the river just above the dam
- 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