River/Stream: Turkey River
Built: 1844, 1867, 1899, 1914. Last reconstructed in 1922. Broken flood gate repaired January, 2021.
Owner: City of Elkader
Height: 16 ft.
Length: 205 ft.
Hazards: portage, usage, height
Comments: Upon arriving in Elkader you will notice the large water tower, be prepared to portage on river-left. DO NOT pass the portage as this dam is located just downstream. River users will portage around this large dam, the historic Keystone Bridge and the Elkader Whitewater Park.
View of dam from downstream
Horizon line view of dam from upstream