Fort Dodge Hydro Dam


River/Stream: Des Moines River

Location: Fort Dodge, Webster County
        Latitude: 42.516319
        Longitude: -94.200347
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Built: 1922

Owner: City of Fort Dodge

Height: 17 feet

Length: 366 feet

Hazards: height, urban, visibility

Warning Signs:

Comments: The hydro dam is well marked, and there is a boat ramp to take out. If you are a purist, you can put back in at the convenience store below the dam. -- Gerry Rowland


Fatalities 1

  • May 28, 2018, Alex Dencklau, his kayak capsized in the boil below the dam

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Click here to enlarge imagePhotos courtesy of Gordon Greif